Despite Boko Haram insurgency that bedevilled some parts of Adamawa state, 11 ex-corps members, have received Presidential Honour Award for distinguishing themselves during their service year in the state.
Mallam Abubakar Mohammed, the state Coordinator NYSC said, the awardees were among corp members, deployed to serve in 2015/2016/2017 in the state.
Mohammed said the ex-corps members, distinguished themselves in their Community Development Services (CDS), in the areas of construction, organising extra lessons, donations of books and drugs among others to their local communities.
He said that the presumed insecurity by parents of the corps members outside the state is not true, which was why many of the Corps members won presidential awards.
“When corps members are deployed to the state and has firsthand information on security, they change their mind by relocating to other state”.
“It is not difficult to win any award, as one of the criteria 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 served.
Mohammed lauded communities for supporting corps members posted to their areas for national service.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had 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.