53 ‘Corpers’ to Repeat NYSC in Lagos – State Coordinator

For those who have experienced it, the end of the service year is always accompanied with mixed feelings – the joy of having finally gained the freedom to explore the world of the labour market; and the fear of uncertainty that looms ahead, compounded by the ceasing of the monthly allowance (alawee).

But for about 53 corps members of the outgoing corp members in Lagos, the mixed feelings will most certainly missing! They will repeating their service year, even as they have been denied NYSC discharge certificates at the passing out ceremony in Ipaja, Lagos, for absconding during service year amongst other offences.

This was made known by the Lagos State NYSC state coordinator, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi while addressing the 8,165 Batch ‘C’ corps members deployed to the state. She said; “Disciplinary measures of repetition of service shall be meted on 21 corps members who absconded and 32 given extension of service ranging from two weeks to two months.”

According to Adeyemi, the punitive measure was to discourage serving corps members from playing truancy while on national assignment adding; “The NYSC teaches and exemplifies discipline, patriotism and committed service.”


  1. Hello!
    Please publish this article. Disgraceful corper story! Giving us a bad name. I’m ashamed. /www.newsexpressngr.com/news/detail.php?news=363
    Or type Joy Iyangbe Okonofua+Nigeria into a google search and read what a story.

  2. Most times these problems are caused by d state coordinators nd LGI. D corpers are not often reposted in time after they rejected front the initial place being posted. These state coordinators nd LGI tries to query these corpers after loosing some months especially wen they try to apply 4 their unpaid allowance. This most often occure in Lagos especially in Etiosa2. These corpers are asked not to apply 4 d lost month unpaid allowance, in they apply, they will be given a query to answer just only to deny them of d allowance. Pls we urge the director general to use his post of authority to check this


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