Two ex-students of the Federal College of Dental Technology and Therapy, Enugu, Jane Akudinanwa, and Rahab Musa, were among 110 ex-corps members offered automatic employment into the Federal Civil Service on Thursday in Abuja by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The president also offered Akudinanwa and Musa along with their 109 counterparts scholarships to pursue post-graduate studies up to the doctoral level in any university of their choice in Nigeria.
While Akudinanwa served in the Dental Centre of the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Musa served in Taraba State and both of them distinguished themselves in excellent service delivery, bringing to bear the erudite skills inculcated in them by the College.
Musa for instance, engaged in outstanding oral health care campaign initiative which caught the attention of NYSC officials and because of the success of the initiative that was determined by the number of its beneficiaries, she was deemed qualified for the honours’ awards.
The duo, who participated in the 2018/2019 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme, attended the honours award ceremony held vurtually at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja, where President Buhari, also announced cash rewards for the ex- corps members.
Consequetly, the president directed relevant government agencies to ensure timely implementation of all the benefits he pronounced in favour of the award recipients.
He also admonished recipients of the honours to keep alive their sense of patriotism which he said qualified them for the award.
‘‘It is noteworthy that the young men and women being honoured have excelled in the four cardinal programmes of the scheme, namely: orientation course, primary assignment, community development service and winding-up/passing-out, which formed the basis of assessment for the honours award.
‘‘On behalf of the government and the good people of Nigeria, I heartily congratulate those honoured on standing out from their peers in order to merit the honour being bestowed upon them.
‘‘You have proved yourselves worthy ambassadors of your respective families and the National Youth Service Corps. I am very proud of you and confident that the award shall spur you to greater service to the nation and humanity,’’ Buhari said.