Baba disclosed this on Thursday in Kano at the passing out parade of the 2017 batch ‘A’ stream I Corps members who had successfully completed their mandatory service year in the state.
According to the NYSC boss, the scheme had provided that any corps member, who absconds from the service for consecutive three months without permission, must repeat the service completely.
“A total of 2,405 corps members are expected to pass out today.
“Aside from this number, seven corps members absconded, while 17 others are being reprimanded for various offences with punishment ranging from extension of service year between two weeks and five months and outright repeat of service,” he said.
Baba also added that five other corps members excelled during their service year, with two of them receiving the State Honours Award, while the remaining three were given commendation letters.
“The corps members who just passed out were posted to four critical areas of Agriculture, Health, Education and Infrastructural Development across the 44 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.
“Reports show that they were highly dedicated to duty and have served as change agents, they have contributed immensely to the development of various socio-economic sectors of the state.
“They were engaged in massive sanitation exercise, capacity building and skills empowerment programmes, health campaigns and tree planting, among other activities.
“During the year service, we lost one corps member, Sani Kayode from Ogun State who was serving at the Aminu Kano College of Islamic and Legal Studies,’’ he said.
The Coordinator commended the State Government for its unflinching support to the scheme.
The State Commissioner of Information, Malam Mohammed Garba who represented Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje at the event, urged the corps members to use the experience they acquired to be self-reliant.
“During their stay in camp, they underwent series of training especially skills acquisition programmes to be self-reliant instead of defending on government jobs, ” he said.
Ganduje called on all the 44 LGA Chairmen to do everything possible to continue to accommodate corps members posted to their areas and also to ensure their welfare.
He commended security agencies in the state for ensuring the safety and security of the corps members.