The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Thursday, granted automatic employment in the Federal Civil Service to 65 former members of the National Youth Service Corps.
Buhari also awarded them scholarships to pursue their education up to the Doctorate Degree level at any university of their choice within the country.
Furthermore, he announced a cash prize of N250,000 for each of the top award winners and N200,000 for other award recipients, including the physically challenged ex-Corps members under the NYSC Hope Alive Programme.
The President, therefore, issued a directive to the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, the Federal Civil Service Commission, and the Mi, minister of Education to ensure adherence to the employment offer and the granting of scholarships.
Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, announced the development in a statement he signed late Thursday titled ‘President Buhari grants 65 ex-corps members automatic employment, lists achievements of NYSC at 50.’
Speaking at the NYSC 50th Anniversary Honours Award held at the State House Conference Centre, the President said out of the 65 recipients, 52 individuals received the Presidential Honours Awards, while the remaining 13 were physically challenged ex-Corps Members recognized recognizedNYSC Hope Alive programme.program