76 Corps members receive award

Hudu Yakubu, Abuja

Seventy-six Corps members who served and distinguished themselves in the Federal Capital Territory from 2011 to 2013, have been given Ministerial Honours Award.

The FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello made the disclosure during the closing ceremony of the NYSC FCT 2016 Batch “A”, stream 2, Orientation Course, in Abuja on Wednesday.

The Minister, represented by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye noted that the FCT administration has concluded plans to extend the same Ministerial Honours Award to the Corps members that served and distinguished themselves from 2014 till date.

Mr. Bello assured the Corps members that the FCT administration would continue to reward Corps members who embark on programmes that impact positively on the wellbeing of the residents of the Territory.

Community service
The Minister also urged the Corps members to accept posting to rural communities in the Territory, where their services would be greatly felt rather than lobbying to be posted to “juicy places”.

The FCT Minister used the opportunity to caution Corps members against unwarranted and unauthorised travels that pose danger to their personal lives, adding that they must present themselves as true ambassadors of change in the various communities where they are posted.

The NYSC FCT 2016 Batch “A”, stream 2, had 2,654 Corps members deployed to various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as well as communities for their primary assignments in the capital city, Abuja.