President Jonathan offers 167 NYSC members automatic employment and scholarships

At least 167 former youth corps members, who distinguished themselves in the national service in 2012, 2013 and the 2014 service year have been offered automatic employment by the Nigerian government.
President Goodluck Jonathan announced the offer to the corps members at the 2014 presidents National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC) honours award held in the Presidential Villa on Monday.

He also gave out scholarship to those of them who would want to further their education and cash rewards to the ones who sustained disabilities during the service year.

According to him, the chairman of the Ibeto Group, Dr. Cletus Ibeto, had donated five million Naira in support of the scholarship scheme.

He commended the giant strides recorded by the scheme through its community development projects and called on state governments to offer accelerated assistance to the scheme on programmes of community and rural development with special emphasis on agriculture.

A breakdown shows that 56 corps members had done well in 2012, 53 in 2013 and 58 in 2014.

One after the other the President handed out the medals and also presented the plaques.

Credit: Channels


  1. Smart Way Gate3 March 2015 at 14:49

    Is that really what Nigeria wants right now ?


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