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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Nasarawa State has recommended that disciplinary actions should be meted out to seven corps members posted to the state for committing various offences during their service year.

The State Coordinator, Mrs Zainab Isah, said this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lafia during a state-supervised a low-key Passing out Parade (POP) for the 2017 Batch “B” Stream II corps members in Lafia, and other local government areas of the state.

According to her, the affected corps members would face punishment after final ratification by the Nasarawa State NYSC Governing Board.

She said that some of them faced the possibility of having their service year extended by various periods for contravening the NYSC bye-laws.

“Some corps members erred during the service year. We have seven corps members that have disciplinary cases.

“Some of them missed the monthly allowances because they embarked on unauthorised journeys and others left their places of primary assignment without permission among other offences.

“For those who absconded, the allowances they missed are what would be used to pay them as they served their punishment and the period of the extension depended on the gravity of the misconduct,’’ she said.

The NYSC state coordinator said the decision to punish the erring corps members was based on the recommendation of the state NYSC Disciplinary Committee.

She added that it, however, had to be ratified by the NYSC governing board.

“We have a committee on corps discipline, comprising all Assistant Directors and all heads of branches in the secretariat.

“This body looks into the cases and invites the corps members concerned to defend themselves.

“At the end, a decision is taken strictly in accordance with our laws but the decision takes effect after the NYSC governing board has ratified it,’’ Isah said.

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