173 Nigerians who have completed their National Youth Service (NYSC) have been given letters of employment for immediate appointment into the various ministries in the Civil Service.
The Federal Civil Service Commission [FCSC] officially handed over appointment letters to the 173 ex-National Youth Service Corp [NYSC] who served in 2012, 2013 and 2014 for distinguishing themselves during their service years.
The FCSC Chairman, Deaconess Joan Ayo commended them saying: "You are a special breed, congratulations for this achievement. You did not only excel in the Universities but even in your NYSC.
It shows you are hard working that is why you have been able to distinguish yourselves among your peers". She said: "Your appointment is on merit and that is why it has nothing to do with the federal character principle. "Your selection is devoid of political influence. It has nothing to do with political affiliation.
"You are a special breed and I really congratulate you. You have exemplified good character and hard-work. It is natural for you to display integrity and patriotism, and that is why you are here." Ayo admonished the new appointees to sustain the character that earned them the award "and even improve on it".
"You have also displayed a high sense of integrity, while others were sleeping, you were just there to contribute your quota to the survival and development of the nation. A few months ago, you were made to undergo various induction training by this commission, all geared towards preparing you for the task ahead. Today, as we present to you these letters, you are expected to visit the office of your state commissioner for proper documentation".
By Chika Jones