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Physically challenged corps member gets automatic employment in Kogi

A physically challenged corps member, Jemilu Akpah, has been offered automatic employment by the Kogi State government.

He got the employment offer at Thursday’s passing out parade of the Batch B Stream I corps members in Lokoja.

Akpah was given automatic employment alongside Mary Aimuan from Edo State, who won the prestigious NYSC State Merit Award

The state governor, Yahaya Bello, said the automatic employment offered the corps members was a recognition of their contributions to their host communities.

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Bello also approved the release of N7.25 million for the transportation of 725 corps members to the various states.

He said each corps member would get N10,000 as support for their transportation back to their various destinations.

The governor thanked them for the contributions to the state during the service year.

He said: “Your specific contributions in Primary Health Care delivery services, provision of quality education and rural infrastructure and advocacy in Sustainable Development Goals were critical in fostering and promoting government’s transformation agenda.

“Your deployment to various communities must have endeared you to their custom and tradition and consequently broadened your perception and understanding of the imperatives of a united Nigeria.”

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