Ben Agande, Abuja.
One hundred and sixty four winners of the 2012, 2013 and 2014 batches of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Presidential award were Monday morning offered automatic employment by President Goodluck Jonathan.
In a ceremony to confer the award on the winners, President Jonathan also announced automatic scholarship for any of the 164 award winners that wish to further his or her education.
A total of N23.5 million cash was also raised for nine corps members who sustained injuries during their service years .
N5 million was donated by Ibeto Group to one of the nine injured corps members who could not attend the event because of her injury.
While Akwa Ibom State governor, Godwill Akpabio donated N5 million to the nine corpers, Heritage Bank donated N1.5 million to each of the nine corpers.