The National Youth Service Corps in Nasarawa State says 20 corps members are to have an extension of service due to alleged misconduct during the service year.
The state Coordinator, 2017 Batch B Stream 11, Mrs. Zainab Isah, disclosed this on Thursday at the passing out parade in Lafia Local Government Area.
She said the affected corps members committed various offences bordering on misconduct during the service year.
Isah said the punishment meted out was based on the gravity of their offences as contained in the by-law.
“We have 20 corps members that have disciplinary cases. Some of them missed one allowance or the other because they were not around.
“Some traveled without permission or they traveled with permission but extended their stay without informing the officers,’’ she said.
She also explained that the allowances they missed would be given to them during their extension of service.
According to her, some got two-week extension, some three weeks, while others got longer duration due to the gravity of their offences.
It depends on the misconduct and what the NYSC by-law stipulates as punishment,” she said.
Isah explained that the decision to extend the service year of erring corps members was the recommendation of the State NYSC Disciplinary Committee, saying it will serve as a deterrent to others.
According to her, 1,957 corps members successfully completed their service year and have been issued discharge certificates.