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NYSC Members to Get Health Insurance in 2018 Budget

The Federal Government has made provisions for corps members to be covered by the health insurance in the 2018 budget. Corpers don’t need to rely on the doctors in camp. Any youth corper will be entitled to go to any hospital in the location in the local government that is covered by health insurance.

This will be implemented from the one percent of consolidated revenue fund to be dedicated to health, as stipulated by the National Health Act.

Corper Slumps and Dies in Lagos

Samuel Onu, a graduate of Abia State University, currently serving in Lagos State,  slumped and died a day after he complained of having headache.

According to report, he was healthy as at the time he left for work. The of his death is still unknown.

Onu was a graduate of Abia State University. However, some of his friends have taken to their social media handles to mourn him. One of his friends disclosed that on Tuesday night, May 15, late Onu complained of having headache but gave up the ghost when he was rushed to the hospital.

Jigawa State Government to Spend N270 Million on NYSC Lodges

Jigawa State Government on Wednesday said it has earmarked N270 million for the construction of NYSC lodges across the 27 local government areas of the state.
 
The state Governor, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru, disclosed this at the passing out parade of the Batch A 2018 youth corps members in Dutse.
 
Badaru, who was represented by the state’s Head of Service (HOS) Alhaji Muhammad Tahir, explained that it would cost the government N10 million to build a lodge for NYSC members in each of the 27 local government areas.
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Gombe State Governor urges NYSC members to accept postings in good faith

The Governor of Gombe State, Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, has appealed to National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members posted to different parts of the state for their primary assignments to accept the postings in good faith.
 
He promised that the state government has put in place a reward system to honour deserving corps members who excelled at the end of the service year.
 
Dankwambo spoke through his Deputy, Charles Iliya, during the official closing ceremony of the 2018 Batch ‘A’ orientation course for corps members deplo

FCT NYSC stops sale of alcohol in orientation camp

The FCT Board of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has stopped the sale of alcoholic beverages to corps members in the camp during orientation.
 
Mr Oladimeji Hassan, the Chairman of the board,  made this known in an interview with newsmen at the Closing Ceremony of the 2018 Batch ‘A’ Orientation Course in Abuja on Tuesday, 7th May, 2018.
 
Hassan said that the decision to stop the sale of alcohol during the mandatory three weeks orientation camp in the FCT was to enable corps members perform optimally.
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Corps member falls and drowns in Bayelsa while taking selfie by river

A corps member who was serving in Bayelsa state has been reported dead after falling into a river while trying to take selfie.

The man who is yet to be identified  was taking a selfie when he met his untimely death. The incident took place at Ogbolomaibiri, Nembe on Friday, May 4.

The late corps member was capturing his beautiful moment at the top of a jetty when he reportedly slipped and fell inside the river. His corpse was recovered about 30 minutes later.

NYSC DG Advises Corps Members on Security Consciousness

The Director-General of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure , has urged Corp members to be security conscious in their respective host communities and also avoid lone movements.

Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure stated this on Wednesday in Gombe State Orientation Camp while addressing 1,624 Corps Members deployed to the State.

NYSC POP: 5 corps members die in Kaduna, 16 abscond in Sokoto

As thousands of the 2017 batch ‘A’ corps members across the country wound up the one year mandatory service to the country, five died during the service year.

Coordinator of the scheme in Kaduna state, Dahunsi Mohammed, announced the deaths, at the Passing out Parade (PoP), yesterday.

The PoP is the last of the four cardinal points of the NYSC; orientation course, place of primary assignment, community development service (CDS) and the PoP.

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