The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has established a South-West Area Office in Osun.
Mr. Adewale Adegoke, the NYSC Coordinator in Osun, made this known while addressing a press conference on Wednesday in Osogbo.
According to him, the area office which would be in charge of all the six states in the SouthWest Zone, would be responsible for monitoring the mobilisation of corps members.
Adegoke explained that the large number of corps members turned out yearly made the establishment of the area office imperative.
He warned corps members against absconding from the mandatory one year service, saying the action was against Section 3 (1b) of NYSC Act and warning further that any corps member who absconded from service for three months, would be remobilised for the scheme.
His words: “NYSC is a body established by law and all graduates of any institution, either in Nigeria or abroad, within the age of 30 years must undergo the one-year mandatory scheme.
“It is important for Nigerians to know that evading the scheme is an offence.”