FG to make NYSC revenue-generating agency – Minister

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The federal government has announced plans to reform the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to make it a revenue-generating agency.

 

Jamila Bio-Ibrahim, the Minister of Youth Development, made the disclosure while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics programme.

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The minister also explained that the Federal Government was working on reforming the NYSC scheme to reflect the present realities of the nation.

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She further explained that they all understand that resources were dwindling, stressing that they would find innovative ways of ensuring that corps members’ welfare is well-taken care of.

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According to her, “The reforms will transform the NYSC into a revenue-generating agency and prepare the corps members for the job market and to be decently and gainfully employed or to be employers of labour through entrepreneurship all the support they need in that career path.”

 

She also disclosed that corps members were no longer posted to states deemed unsafe in the wake of worsening insecurity in the country.

 

The minister explained that the security of corps members required collaboration with other agencies of government.

 

 

 

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