A fish seller bought herself a car to celebrate passing out from NYSC.
Sharing photos of her new car and her NYSC discharge certificate, Paschaline Bernard Ifeoma said she is an “ordinary corper” but she didn’t “sit around waiting for the government’s miserable 19,800 allowance”.
She said she was a fish seller, farmer and a film maker while also serving the nation.
She added that passing out from NYSC is not a “next phase” for her because she has already witnessed her next phase.
The National Youth Service Corps authorities have approved the use of white, shoulder-length hijabs for female corps members deployed for the scheme.
The document obtained by Punch which confirmed the approval, further stated that only three types of dressing used for different occasions would be acceptable for corps members.
“The modes of dressing for corps members are classified into three categories, which are used for different occasions. One, within the camp during the orientation programme, their normal attire, except otherwise directed, consists of a pair of white shorts with a white vest and white canvas shoes and socks.
“Two, for ceremonial purposes, the proper dressing is crested vest on top of a pair of Khaki trousers with a pair of jungle boots and socks with the trouser folded inside the socks. The belt and the Fez cap are to match.
“Three, for Man O’War activities at the camp and Community Development Service programmes, they are expected to appear in a jacket and trousers with the plain white vest inside, the jungle boot and the Fez cap, as well as a customised belt to match.
“On the use of the hijab, the NYSC does not issue the hijab as part of its uniform. However, the NYSC management allows corps members to use a white hijab that drops at shoulder level for religious purposes” the document read.
A set of Khaki trouser and jacket, one crested vest, a pair of jungle boot, two pairs of white shorts, two plain white vests, a pair of white canvas shoes, one Fez cap, two pairs of customised socks and a customised belt were also listed as the complete dress kit issued to a corps member.
Ndem Jacinta Chineye, a graduate of the University of Ebonyi Ebonyi, serving at High Court of Justice Katsina State, was among the three Corpse member killed in Sunday crash.
“Never say never, Life is a basket of surprises, I am a living witness. # seehowfatkatsinaismakingmelook # # DDOS #” her last post on Facebook reads.
Meanwhile, friends have taken to social media to mourn her. Nwite Sampson wrote:
“My heart is heavy, my day is dark,Ndem Jacinta Chinenye is still like a dream since yesterday night when i got this sad news of your demise i lost appetite, couldn’t sleep,2014 i met you there at Ebonyi State University,we are in the same department where your kind, serves as the masses opium, Chinenye after all this stress, assignment,quiz, exams and you defeated all these hudles in 8 Semesters and it’s now,hmm, God if it pleases you so be it but if not come to our aid because the way our youths are dying in the course of serving this country is so apoly,is there still joy is serving Nigeria for a wasted one year,is it the monthly stipend called allowee 19k, Ndem Jacinta Chinenye is this the basket of suprises you mean in your last post on Friday which you said that life has, Jacinta your song Sampson nwoke gbara aji is beating in my heart as if you are here with me, (crying…..) very difficult to say rest in peace but Jacinta, EBSU Class of 2018 is saying rest in peace, Lolo NFCS, NFCS Tansi-Nathy Chaplaincy Ishieke is saying rest in peace, Ezigbo Mmadu, rest in peace till we part to meet no more”
The National Youth Service Corps authorities are reportedly processing a N1m insurance for the family of late Channels TV reporter, Precious Owolabi, killed in last week’s violent clash between the police and Shiites in Abuja.
Amid calls for an upward review of the insurance cover by the Federal Government, it was learnt that the N1m insurance was usually paid to any late corps member’s next of kin.
“The next of kin of any corps member who dies during the national service will be paid an insurance benefit of N1m.
“The processing will cover the death certificate and other documentation. There is an insurance company that handles it for the NYSC.
“All the corps members usually fill forms indicating their next of kin, names, addresses and other contact details. So, the insurance company has the duty to inform the next of kin. There is no corps member who died during the national service that was not paid the insurance package.
“For Owolabi, the processing is ongoing. As we speak, the insurance company might have been notified. The same was done for Okanlawon Ibrahim, the corps member who died on duty as an ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Ondo State on March 29. So, it is our standard practice” an NYSC source told Punch.
The late Channels TV reporter was buried on Thursday July 25th, after his corpse was conveyed in an official ambulance to his parents in Zaria, Kaduna State.
Some Corps members serving in Odi, Bayelsa state have warmed the hearts of many with their amazing act of kindness towards the old man pictured above.
Adigun Ayinla, who is one of the corps members, said the old man was abandoned by his wife and seven children after he had a stroke. The corps members contributed money, visited his home, cleaned it up and gave him some food.
What a world! The old man was abandoned by his 7 children and wife because he is a victim of stroke but God in his infinite mercy, we were able to locate him and render to him our own token support as charity sub CDS is concern.
See more photos showing them performing their kind gesture below.
The Director-General of the National Youths Service Corps, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, on Wednesday, promised an automatic job, two limbs and other assistance to Nurudeen Tahir, a corps member who recently lost his arms in an auto crash after completing the camp orientation exercise in Jalingo, Taraba State.
Ibrahim, who made the promise when he visited Tahir and other corps members at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, said that the welfare of Corps members is very paramount to the Scheme’s management at all times.
The NYSC, in Taraba, had earlier posted Tahir to Kano but he insisted he served in Taraba and requested to be posted to Mambilla Plateau.
After the closure of the 2019 Batch ‘B’ Stream One orientation course, on Monday, 8th July, 2019, Tahir, from Gwarzo LGA of Kano, and 18 other corps members were involved in a motor accident on their way to their places of primary in Sardauna Local Government Area. One of the Corps members died while the rest were seriously injured.
The Director General assured the victims of the unfortunate incidence and their families that NYSC will foot the bill of their treatment. He particularly said that arrangements are being made to obtain artificial limbs for Nuradeen, who lost both arms in the ugly event.
Addressing pressmen at the end of his visit, General Ibrahim appreciated the government of Taraba state under the leadership of Governor Dickson Darius Ishaku for standing solidly behind the NYSC Scheme and families of the affected Corps members at their moment of deep grief.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said it will partner the National Youth Service Corps to fish out unqualified graduates currently in the scheme.
EFCC said it had received a request from the NYSC to check the activities of “unpatriotic Nigerians who sell their certificates to unqualified graduates to be able to undergo the youth service”.
The acting chairman of the anti-corruption body, Ibrahim Magu, stated these in Abuja when he received the NYSC Director-General, Brig-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, in his office in Abuja. A statement by the NYSC on Tuesday quoted Magu as saying the EFCC would support the NYSC in its move to combat fraudulent mobilisation of unqualified graduates for national service.
He stated, “We condemn the activities of unpatriotic elements who bring shame to the nation by their insatiable desire to make money at all costs, including the sale of certificates to unqualified graduates.”
The NYSC DG appealed to the EFCC for support “in closely monitoring the activities of unscrupulous higher institutions which present unqualified graduates for mobilisation for national service.
It is very unfortunate that some institutions of higher learning, particularly in Cotonou, Benin Republic, present to us people who didn’t go to the four walls of the university as graduates for mobilisation. Currently, we are investigating some of such so-called graduates, many of whom cannot write or spell any word in English.”