President Muhammadu Buhari has given automatic employment to 168 ex-corps members and also scholarships up to Doctorate level in Nigerian universities of their choice.
VP Osinbajo receives Portraits frames for himself and on behalf of President Muhammed Buhari presented by NYSC.
The president was represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo reported the idea at the joined 2015/2016/2017 President’s NYSC Honors Award held at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja.
The awardees would be absorbed into the Federal Civil Service.
Former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, who created the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in 1973, was also in in attendance
15 ex-corps member who suffered disability during their service year was additionally recognised under the NYSC Hope Alive program.
There was additionally the National Council for Women Affairs Award to three best female awardees.
The President’s NYSC Honors Award was founded in 1974 to urge corps member to add to the general national advancement by embarking on community development projects.
Buhari said that it was the exceptional individuals in society who were the true builders of institutions and nations. According to him, the vision, innovation and hard work of one person is sufficient to make a difference in the life of a community or a nation. The president said thirdly that enduring individual success was a function of the courage and resilience.
He said he was tested by the exceptional mettle of the Corp members who endured different mishaps while in service
“The way that they have experienced these harrowing personal injuries are as yet determined to draw later on with expectation and confidence is proof that they will still experience the joys of great incredible achievement and satisfaction.
“To all of today’s honorees, let me make it clear that you are not just the future of this country, but also its present. “You must all see yourselves as the leaders that you are; but leadership comes with responsibilities and continuous sacrifice.
“The successes you have achieved and are being rewarded for today, should inspire you to even greater feats, in your various spheres of influence.
“I therefore charge you all to continue to be the light for others to follow, whilst also seeing yourselves as lifelong ambassadors of the NYSC.
“In line with our policy of encouraging and rewarding excellence among our youth, I hereby announce the immediate employment into the Federal Civil Service of all the Award winners and beneficiaries of the NYSC Hope Alive Programme.
“In addition, the Federal Government hereby offers each of you automatic scholarships up to Doctorate level in any Nigerian University of your choice,” he said. In his address, Solomon Dalung, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, said that nothing motivated young more than rewards for their contributions no matter how small it was.
He stated that the Federal Government would continue to hard work and devotion to duty among Nigerian youths.