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We’ll give corp members loans to start business – NYSC DG

Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) Brig.- Gen Yusha’u Dogara Ahmed has said that the scheme will empower corp members with funds for their business ideas.

He revealed this while addressing Corps members at Benue State Orientation Camp in Wannune, Tarka Local Government Area of the State.

The DG said that the scheme has partnered with many stakeholders that will provide loans for the young men and women to get their businesses operational.

Ahmed also advised them to serve their fatherland as good representatives of their families, institutions and the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC.

He further admonished them to uphold the ideals of the Scheme as laid by its founding fathers by being patriotic, selfless and loyal to constituted authorities.

General Ahmed also advised the Corps members to relate very well with their host communities and leave indelible footprints of good memories.

He said; “Be ready to participate in SAED post-camp training and equip yourselves with skills that will make you financially independent.

“We have partnered with many stakeholders that will give you loans that will enable you to finance your business ideas. Protect your integrity, be diligent, adhere to NYSC dress code and be security conscious at all times”.

In his remarks, NYSC Benue State Orientation, Abe Dankaro Ashumate said the Corps members have been highly enthusiastic and well disciplined since they arrived at the camp.

Meanwhile in another news….

CorrectNG reports that the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) dissociated itself from Ukanwa Ikechukwu, a corps member arrested for allegedly defrauding a female police officer, ACP Modupe Okpaleke.

He was arraigned on Friday, April 14 at an Iyaganku Magistrate’s Court in Oyp state after being accused of swindling a police officer of N235,000. Ikechukwu, a graduate of physiotherapy, was charged with false pretence and theft.

NYSC in a statement by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Eddy Megwa, said Ikechukwu was no longer a member of the service. He said the suspect concluded his youth service in February 2023.

The statement read in part; “The attention of the NYSC management in Oyo State has been drawn to the information circulating on social media about a corps member sent to jail in Ibadan, Oyo State, for criminal offence. Management wishes to make the following clarifications; the said Ukanwa Ikechuwuku is now an ex-corps member who passed out of National Service in February 2023.

“Secondly, when he was serving, he collected a sum of N235,000 to purchase a physiotherapy machine for a woman at the police clinic where he was serving but failed to get the machine. Every attempt made by the woman to get a refund of her money from this ex-corps member proved abortive, therefore she decided to charge him to court for criminal offence.

“I wish to emphasise that the NYSC uniform is not an immunity against any form of criminality because the laws of the federation applies to all and sundry.”

During his arraignment in court, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.