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Insurgency: 11 Corp Members Wins Presidential Honor Award from Adamawa State



Despite Boko Haram insurgency, that bedeviled some parts of Adamawa state, 11 ex-corp members, had received Presidential Honour Award for distinguishing themselves during their service year while in the state.
Mallam Abubakar Mohammed, the state Coordinator NYSC said, the awardees were among corp members, deployed to served in 2015/2016/2017 in the the state.
Mohammed said the ex-corp members, distinguished themselves in their  Community Development Services (CDS), in the areas of construction, organizing extra lessons, donations of books and drugs among others to their local communities”
The presumed insecurity challenges  by parents of corps members outside the state is not true, with the reality on ground, which he attributes to many of them wining presidential awards.
“When corp  members are deployed to the state and had first hand information on security, they change their mind from locating to other state.
“It is not difficult to win any award, as one of the creteria is based on performance at places of primary assignments.
The state Coordinator , urged Corp members serving  in the state, not to target their CDS project at wining award only, but  towards impacting positively on local communities they serve.
Mohammed lauded communities for supporting corp members posted to their areas for national service, which led them wining awards.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday presented awards to 168 ex-corps members at the combined 2015/2016/2017 President’s NYSC Honours Award held at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja.
Mr Buhari, who was represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, also announced automatic employment to the awardees in the Federal Civil Service and scholarships up to Doctorate level in any Nigerian universities.
A former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, who created the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in 1973, was also in attendance.##


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