The Federal Government has offered employment to 168 people who won the President’s National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Honours Awards.
The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, announced this at the award ceremony which took place today at Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
Professor Osinbajo directed that the recipients of the awards be employed immediately into the Federal Civil Service.
He also announced automatic scholarships for the awardees to undertake postgraduate studies of their choice.
The President’s NYSC Honours Award, which was introduced in 1974, is aimed at encouraging corps members to contribute to national development by embarking on community development projects among others.
It was organised for corps members who served in the sets of 2015, 2016, and 2017.
The event had in attendance former Head of State and founder of the NYSC, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), and the Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu, among other dignitaries.