Following their track records of honesty and integrity, President Goodluck Jonathan, has through the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Johnson Olawunmi announced that, 164 Corps members will receive this year’s President’s NYSC Honours Award inside the Banquet Hall of Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday.
During a press briefing, the NYSC DG, disclosed that the 164 winners emerged from the 613 corps members nominated across the country, stressing that distinguished Nigerians with track records of honesty and integrity conducted the process.
“In order to ensure thoroughness and absolute fairness, the process of selecting this year’s award winners was conducted by some distinguish Nigerians with track records of honesty and integrity. The selection committee after due consideration and assessment of report on each of the nominees for the combined 2012, 2013 and 2014 edition, selected 164 winners out of 613 nominations received from across the nation,” he noted.
Speaking further, Brig-Gen Olawunmi said: “The criteria for selection of the award winners include outstanding performance in all the critical areas of the service year such as; orientation course, primary assignment, community development service and winding-up/passing-out activities.”
“Assessment of corps members thus start from the moment they report at the orientation camp. Some of the specific areas of assessment include; acceptance of deployment to any part of the country, active participation in camp activities, good performance at primary assignment, as well as initiation and execution of tangible personal community development project, particularly for rural dwellers.
“Other issues also considered for award selection include personal qualities of good character, sense of duty, drive and determination, reliability, initiative and resourcefulness, command and relationship, team work and special contributions,” he concluded.