The Federal Government has revealed that it plans to reform the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to make it a revenue-generating agency.
Minister of Youth Development, Jamila Bio-Ibrahim made this known during an interview on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics programme.
She added that the Nigerian government was working on reforming the NYSC scheme to reflect the present realities of the nation.
Bio-Ibrahim 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.
She said; “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.”
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The Human Rights and Justice Group International recently urged the Nigerian Government to suspend the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme over the spate of killings and kidnapping in the country.
Executive Director, Prince Nze said Nigeria was no longer safe, hence why the continued deployment of youths to different regions was putting their lives in danger.
He said; “For now, due to insecurity, the NYSC should be put on hold. The essence of NYSC is to integrate the youths.
“Today, some youths who went to the North from Akwa Ibom State have not been accounted for over eight months. Their parents are worried and nobody could account for them.
“For you to ask me to send my children to the NYSC for a nation that has values for cows than human beings, I cannot subject my children to such situation because if anything happens to them, the country does not care…”