The Federal Government has suspended the posting of National Youth Service Corps members to states considered unsafe due to the security challenges in the country.
The Minister of Youths Jamila Bio-Ibrahim, said this on Sunday while featuring on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.
She said, “As an immediate intervention of the government and the NYSC as an agency, we have actually stopped posting corps members to the very unsafe states.
“We have been doing it in the past. There are states where we have not been posting corps members to ensure their safety.
“When it comes to security matters, it is a multi-sectoral approach. So, it is not the NYSC alone and the ministry that is involved. We are working with security outlets to ensure corps members are safe.
“We are also working on group transportation strategies for them to ensure that they are transported to and from camps safely and to their destinations.”
The minister mentioned a comprehensive review of the remuneration structure, aiming to transform the NYSC into a self-sustaining agency with a focus on preparing corps members for the job market.
“When it comes to remuneration, we are looking at the holistic funding of the NYSC. You are all aware that we have announced a reform of the NYSC scheme itself. We want the scheme to go beyond being a social programme of the government,” she added.
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