The 164 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members who bagged that presidential awards between 2012 and 2014 were on Monday presented with appointment letters into the federal civil service, as promised by the federal government.
Also, nine ex-corps members who sustained injuries during their service year and as a result are disabled were also recognised under the NYSC’s ‘Hope Alive scheme’ and enlisted in the federal service.
Chairman, Federal Civil Service Commission Mrs. Joan Ayo, while presenting the employment letters at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja noted that the employment was based purely on merit, and as such did not respect federal character principles.
“We are proud to enlist you into the federal civil service because you have demonstrated those core values. Your appointment is based on merit and therefore, it has nothing to do with federal character. The appointment is also devoid of any political Influence and as such ?you are expected to carry out your duty without any political affiliation,” she said.
Director General of NYSC, Brigadier General Johnson Olawumi in his remarks said the government had again emphasised the importance of national service, noting that exceptional diligence by youths corps members would not go unnoticed.