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  •  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has committed to strengthening the existing partnership with NYSC to ensure free fair and credible 2023 General Elections EFCC Secretary Mr George Ekpungu gave the assurance on Monday in Abuja during a courtesy call on the Director General National Youth Service Corps NYSC Brig Gen Muhammad Fadah A statement by the NYSC Director Press and Public Relations Mr Eddy Megwa said Ekpungu decried vote buying during elections He added that the commission would continue to spread its dragnets and intensify efforts against the menace in the electoral system We have to cement our Memorandum of Understanding MoU and we shall continue to work with NYSC to ensure that we have credible elections in the country he said He commended both the NYSC and EFCC for working assiduously to salvage the country According to Megwa Ekpungu also commended the NYSC for its deployment policy of posting corps members to all parts of the country to add value to their host communities He added that NYSC has been deploying corps members to all the critical sectors of the economy to enhance the development of their host communities In the same vein EFCC has been intensifying its anti corruption campaign and making giant strides in recovering stolen government funds In his remarks Fadah appreciated the EFCC for recognising NYSC and its activities He said that the recently conducted gubernatorial elections in Ekiti and Osun states were evidences that corps members were ready to contribute their quotas to national development if given the enabling environment He stated that the successes recorded during the elections were due to the full compliance of corps members to the electoral laws He however appealed to all corps employers to provide conducive environments for corps members to utilise their full potentials in their organisations Under my leadership we will play according to the rules of the game in line with the NYSC Act and the Electoral Act Fadah assured NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: EFCC to strengthen partnership with NYSC for free, fair elections
     The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has committed to strengthening the existing partnership with NYSC to ensure free fair and credible 2023 General Elections EFCC Secretary Mr George Ekpungu gave the assurance on Monday in Abuja during a courtesy call on the Director General National Youth Service Corps NYSC Brig Gen Muhammad Fadah A statement by the NYSC Director Press and Public Relations Mr Eddy Megwa said Ekpungu decried vote buying during elections He added that the commission would continue to spread its dragnets and intensify efforts against the menace in the electoral system We have to cement our Memorandum of Understanding MoU and we shall continue to work with NYSC to ensure that we have credible elections in the country he said He commended both the NYSC and EFCC for working assiduously to salvage the country According to Megwa Ekpungu also commended the NYSC for its deployment policy of posting corps members to all parts of the country to add value to their host communities He added that NYSC has been deploying corps members to all the critical sectors of the economy to enhance the development of their host communities In the same vein EFCC has been intensifying its anti corruption campaign and making giant strides in recovering stolen government funds In his remarks Fadah appreciated the EFCC for recognising NYSC and its activities He said that the recently conducted gubernatorial elections in Ekiti and Osun states were evidences that corps members were ready to contribute their quotas to national development if given the enabling environment He stated that the successes recorded during the elections were due to the full compliance of corps members to the electoral laws He however appealed to all corps employers to provide conducive environments for corps members to utilise their full potentials in their organisations Under my leadership we will play according to the rules of the game in line with the NYSC Act and the Electoral Act Fadah assured NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: EFCC to strengthen partnership with NYSC for free, fair elections
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    2023: EFCC to strengthen partnership with NYSC for free, fair elections

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has committed to strengthening the existing partnership with NYSC to ensure free, fair and credible  2023 General Elections.

    EFCC Secretary, Mr George Ekpungu, gave the assurance on Monday in Abuja during a courtesy call on the Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Muhammad Fadah.

    A statement by the NYSC Director, Press and Public Relations, Mr Eddy Megwa, said Ekpungu, decried vote-buying during elections.

    He added that the commission would continue to spread its dragnets and intensify efforts against the menace in the electoral system.

    “We have to cement our Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and we shall continue to work with NYSC to ensure that we have credible elections in the country,” he said.

    He commended both the NYSC and EFCC for working assiduously to salvage the country.

    According to Megwa, Ekpungu also commended the NYSC for its deployment policy of posting corps members to all parts of the country to add value to their host communities.

    He added that NYSC has been deploying corps members to all the critical sectors of the economy to enhance the development of their host communities.

    In the same vein, EFCC has been intensifying its anti-corruption campaign and making giant strides in recovering stolen government funds.

    In his remarks, Fadah, appreciated the EFCC for recognising NYSC and its activities.

    He said that the recently-conducted gubernatorial elections in Ekiti and Osun states were evidences that corps members were ready to contribute their quotas to national development, ”if given the enabling environment.

    ”He stated that the successes recorded during the elections were due to the full compliance of corps members to the electoral laws.

    He, however, appealed to all corps employers to provide conducive environments for corps members to utilise their full potentials in their organisations.

    “Under my leadership, we will play according to the rules of the game in line with the NYSC Act and the Electoral Act,” Fadah assured.


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  •  The National Youth Service Corps NYSC says corps members are forbidden from partisan politics lt div dir auto Mr Eddy Megwa Director Press and Public Relations of the corps said this in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja lt div dir auto His statement was a reaction to a campaign poster making the rounds on social media showing some ladies in NYSC uniform purporting to be corps members endorsing one of the political parties in Nigeria Megwa said that the message encapsulated in the poster was against the policy of the scheme which forbade corps members from showing interest in partisan politics In addition it is a direct assault on the integrity of the NYSC which is among the electoral umpires and has been in collaboration with Independent National Electoral Commission INEC in the conduct of elections in Nigeria since 2008 Management hereby restates that the scheme remains apolitical and neutral without any form of attachment to any political party The stand of the scheme runs absolutely contrary to the message fraudulently conveyed by the poster Megwa said He also reminded members of the public that Section 14 of the NYSC Act made it an offence for a someone who is not a corps member to wear the NYSC uniform According to him if found guilty 5774 December 2021 4175 Agriculture Community Economy Education Entertainment Environment Features Foreign General News Health Judiciary Metro Oil amp Gas Politics Religion Science amp Tech Solutions Journalism Sports Tourism Uncategorized NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NYSC says corps members forbidden from partisan politics
     The National Youth Service Corps NYSC says corps members are forbidden from partisan politics lt div dir auto Mr Eddy Megwa Director Press and Public Relations of the corps said this in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja lt div dir auto His statement was a reaction to a campaign poster making the rounds on social media showing some ladies in NYSC uniform purporting to be corps members endorsing one of the political parties in Nigeria Megwa said that the message encapsulated in the poster was against the policy of the scheme which forbade corps members from showing interest in partisan politics In addition it is a direct assault on the integrity of the NYSC which is among the electoral umpires and has been in collaboration with Independent National Electoral Commission INEC in the conduct of elections in Nigeria since 2008 Management hereby restates that the scheme remains apolitical and neutral without any form of attachment to any political party The stand of the scheme runs absolutely contrary to the message fraudulently conveyed by the poster Megwa said He also reminded members of the public that Section 14 of the NYSC Act made it an offence for a someone who is not a corps member to wear the NYSC uniform According to him if found guilty 5774 December 2021 4175 Agriculture Community Economy Education Entertainment Environment Features Foreign General News Health Judiciary Metro Oil amp Gas Politics Religion Science amp Tech Solutions Journalism Sports Tourism Uncategorized NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NYSC says corps members forbidden from partisan politics
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    NYSC says corps members forbidden from partisan politics

    The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says corps members are forbidden from partisan politics.

    <div dir="auto"Mr Eddy Megwa,Director,Press and Public Relations of the corps,said this in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja .

    <div dir="auto" His statement was a reaction to a campaign poster making the rounds on social media, showing some ladies in NYSC uniform purporting to be corps members endorsing one of the political parties in Nigeria.

    Megwa said that the message  encapsulated in the poster was against the policy of the scheme which forbade corps members from showing interest in partisan politics.

    “In addition, it is a direct assault on the integrity of the NYSC which is among the electoral umpires, and has been in collaboration with Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the conduct of elections in Nigeria since 2008.“Management hereby restates that the scheme remains apolitical, and  neutral without any form of attachment to any political party.

    “The stand of the scheme runs absolutely contrary to the message fraudulently conveyed by the poster,” Megwa said.

    He also reminded members of the public that Section 14 of the NYSC Act made it an offence for a someone who is not a corps member to wear the NYSC uniform.

    According to him, if found guilty, 5774) December 2021  (4175)AgricultureCommunityEconomyEducationEntertainmentEnvironmentFeaturesForeignGeneral NewsHealthJudiciaryMetroOil & GasPoliticsReligionScience & TechSolutions JournalismSportsTourismUncategorized
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  •  The Director General National Youth Service Corps NYSC Brig Gen Muhammad Fadah says the scheme will continue to sustain transparent and credible mobilisation process of enlisting only qualified Prospective Corps Members PCM for national service Fadah said this in a statement issued by the NYSC Director Press and Public Relations Mr Eddy Megwa on Tuesday in Abuja Fadah made the committment at the opening ceremony of the capacity building workshop for deployment and relocation officers from the 36 State Secretariats of the Scheme including the FCT The workshop had as its theme Equipping the Deployment and Relocation Officers for Greater Performance Fadah who was represented by the Director Information and Communication Technology ICT Mrs Christy Uba also said that the scheme would continue to tighten every loose end to enhance its security in the cyberspace He reminded the participants of the sensitive nature of their schedule and the need not to only uphold the trust reposed in them but to always strive to be above board in the discharge of their duties He added that the scheme would not tolerate multiple registration attempts to fraudulently enlist non graduates for service strange relocations or postings and other manipulations on the NYSC Integrated System Management is seriously concerned about this development and has set up a committee to investigate these infractions with a view to further safeguarding the credibility and integrity of our data I therefore enjoin you to play your part in our efforts to nip the problems in the bud he said The Director Corps Mobilisation Department Mrs Victoria Ango commended the deployment and relocation officers for their services adding that they needed more requisite knowledge to achieve excellent performances She said that the workshop was expected to refresh the participants and create an avenue to inspire dedicated staff to maximise their potentials Ango added that the workshop would also be used to harmonise the efforts of deployment and relocation officers and consolidate on the gains already made in standardising the scheme s operations in the mobilisation process NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NYSC D-G assures credible mobilisation process, warns staff against infractions 
     The Director General National Youth Service Corps NYSC Brig Gen Muhammad Fadah says the scheme will continue to sustain transparent and credible mobilisation process of enlisting only qualified Prospective Corps Members PCM for national service Fadah said this in a statement issued by the NYSC Director Press and Public Relations Mr Eddy Megwa on Tuesday in Abuja Fadah made the committment at the opening ceremony of the capacity building workshop for deployment and relocation officers from the 36 State Secretariats of the Scheme including the FCT The workshop had as its theme Equipping the Deployment and Relocation Officers for Greater Performance Fadah who was represented by the Director Information and Communication Technology ICT Mrs Christy Uba also said that the scheme would continue to tighten every loose end to enhance its security in the cyberspace He reminded the participants of the sensitive nature of their schedule and the need not to only uphold the trust reposed in them but to always strive to be above board in the discharge of their duties He added that the scheme would not tolerate multiple registration attempts to fraudulently enlist non graduates for service strange relocations or postings and other manipulations on the NYSC Integrated System Management is seriously concerned about this development and has set up a committee to investigate these infractions with a view to further safeguarding the credibility and integrity of our data I therefore enjoin you to play your part in our efforts to nip the problems in the bud he said The Director Corps Mobilisation Department Mrs Victoria Ango commended the deployment and relocation officers for their services adding that they needed more requisite knowledge to achieve excellent performances She said that the workshop was expected to refresh the participants and create an avenue to inspire dedicated staff to maximise their potentials Ango added that the workshop would also be used to harmonise the efforts of deployment and relocation officers and consolidate on the gains already made in standardising the scheme s operations in the mobilisation process NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NYSC D-G assures credible mobilisation process, warns staff against infractions 
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    NYSC D-G assures credible mobilisation process, warns staff against infractions 

    The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Muhammad Fadah, says the scheme will continue to sustain transparent and credible mobilisation process of enlisting only qualified Prospective Corps Members (PCM) for national service.

    Fadah said this in a statement issued by the NYSC Director, Press and Public Relations, Mr Eddy Megwa, on Tuesday in Abuja.

    Fadah made the committment at the opening ceremony of the capacity building workshop for deployment and relocation officers from the 36 State Secretariats of the Scheme including the FCT.

    The workshop had as its theme “Equipping the Deployment and Relocation Officers for Greater Performance”.

    Fadah, who was represented by  the Director, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Mrs Christy Uba, also said that the scheme would continue to tighten every loose end to enhance its security in the cyberspace.

    He reminded the participants of the sensitive nature of their schedule and the need not to only uphold the trust reposed in them, but to always strive to be above board in the discharge of their duties.

    He added that the scheme would not tolerate multiple registration, attempts to fraudulently enlist non-graduates for service, strange relocations or postings and other manipulations on the NYSC Integrated System.

    “Management is seriously concerned about this development and has set up a committee to investigate these infractions with a view to further safeguarding the credibility and integrity of our data.

    “I therefore enjoin you to play your part in our efforts to nip the problems in the bud,” he said.

    The Director, Corps Mobilisation Department, Mrs Victoria Ango, commended the deployment and relocation officers for their services, adding that they needed more requisite knowledge to achieve excellent performances.

    She said that the workshop was expected to refresh the participants and create an avenue to inspire dedicated staff to maximise their potentials.

    Ango added that the workshop would also be used to harmonise the efforts of deployment and relocation officers and consolidate on the gains already made in standardising the scheme’s operations in the mobilisation process.


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  •  The Nigeria Institute of Public Relations NIPR on Monday in Abuja organized a roadwalk for the purpose of promoting peace and unity security and national integration The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the roadwalk which took off from the Unity Fountain Abuja terminated at the Headquarters of the Nigerian Television Authority NTA and was received by the Acting Director General Salihu Abdulhamid Dembos President and Chairman of governing council NIPR Malam Mukhtar Sirajo in his remarks during the exercise said that the roadwalk was to herald the institute s forthcoming event He explained that the event was the citizens summit for national Integration peace and security adding that the event was scheduled to be held in Abuja on Tuesday and Wednesday Sirajo also said that the roadwalk was to campaign for the revival of a Nigeria where ethnicity religion and place of birth do not have any negative submission on citizens He disclosed that NIPR was working towards Nigeria where unity would be the main purpose of its existence Sirajo added that Nigeria has had several dialogues summits and fora but none was organized by the NIPR According to him this drive is different this one is organised by people who are trained to manage relationships and the core problem of the country is a breakdown of relationships He however appreciated the efforts of some Nigerians who had organised summits in the past to achieve a one Nigeria purpose Sirajo added this time around it would be handled by those who are managing communication and it would work by the grace of God Nigeria integration may not be achieved in a day it is a gradual process that is going to be all encompassing We are taking a holistic look at the country s problem we believe that all the problems that Nigeria is facing have solutions All these problems arose as a result of the breakdown of communication Once the communication components are in place and they are working all of these challenges will fall back to their rightful places We are going to have purposeful leaders we are going to have leaders that connect with the people we are going to have followers that connect to the leadership and followers who will ask their leaders the right questions The Director Press and Public Relations National Youth Service Corps NYSC Mr Eddy Megwa called for youth involvement in the reviving process of the country saying they were no longer the leaders of tomorrow but today According to him NYSC was on the fastlane to galvanise youth organisations in the whole Africa to achieve a positive end for the country He said NYSC was having the biggest youth assembly in Africa The youths must be fully involved in the reviving process of the country We have been able to make them manage the orientation camp by themselves they are fresh from school they are in charge They are in charge of the administrative structure of the orientation camp and they have gotten a lot of experience from there This experience is the same thing we want to transform the Nigeria nation the youths must be given the opportunity to take the leadership position of the country we are saying that the youth should be allowed Responding Dembos appreciated the good work being done by NIPR and its readiness to revive Nigeria through the work of its hand He pledged NTA s continuous support to NIPR to achieve the best for the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NIPR organises roadwalk to promote peace, integration
     The Nigeria Institute of Public Relations NIPR on Monday in Abuja organized a roadwalk for the purpose of promoting peace and unity security and national integration The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the roadwalk which took off from the Unity Fountain Abuja terminated at the Headquarters of the Nigerian Television Authority NTA and was received by the Acting Director General Salihu Abdulhamid Dembos President and Chairman of governing council NIPR Malam Mukhtar Sirajo in his remarks during the exercise said that the roadwalk was to herald the institute s forthcoming event He explained that the event was the citizens summit for national Integration peace and security adding that the event was scheduled to be held in Abuja on Tuesday and Wednesday Sirajo also said that the roadwalk was to campaign for the revival of a Nigeria where ethnicity religion and place of birth do not have any negative submission on citizens He disclosed that NIPR was working towards Nigeria where unity would be the main purpose of its existence Sirajo added that Nigeria has had several dialogues summits and fora but none was organized by the NIPR According to him this drive is different this one is organised by people who are trained to manage relationships and the core problem of the country is a breakdown of relationships He however appreciated the efforts of some Nigerians who had organised summits in the past to achieve a one Nigeria purpose Sirajo added this time around it would be handled by those who are managing communication and it would work by the grace of God Nigeria integration may not be achieved in a day it is a gradual process that is going to be all encompassing We are taking a holistic look at the country s problem we believe that all the problems that Nigeria is facing have solutions All these problems arose as a result of the breakdown of communication Once the communication components are in place and they are working all of these challenges will fall back to their rightful places We are going to have purposeful leaders we are going to have leaders that connect with the people we are going to have followers that connect to the leadership and followers who will ask their leaders the right questions The Director Press and Public Relations National Youth Service Corps NYSC Mr Eddy Megwa called for youth involvement in the reviving process of the country saying they were no longer the leaders of tomorrow but today According to him NYSC was on the fastlane to galvanise youth organisations in the whole Africa to achieve a positive end for the country He said NYSC was having the biggest youth assembly in Africa The youths must be fully involved in the reviving process of the country We have been able to make them manage the orientation camp by themselves they are fresh from school they are in charge They are in charge of the administrative structure of the orientation camp and they have gotten a lot of experience from there This experience is the same thing we want to transform the Nigeria nation the youths must be given the opportunity to take the leadership position of the country we are saying that the youth should be allowed Responding Dembos appreciated the good work being done by NIPR and its readiness to revive Nigeria through the work of its hand He pledged NTA s continuous support to NIPR to achieve the best for the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NIPR organises roadwalk to promote peace, integration
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    NIPR organises roadwalk to promote peace, integration

    The Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), on Monday in Abuja organized a roadwalk for the purpose of promoting peace and unity, security and national integration.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the roadwalk, which took off from the Unity Fountain, Abuja, terminated at the Headquarters of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and was received by the Acting Director General, Salihu-Abdulhamid Dembos.

    President and Chairman of governing council, NIPR, Malam Mukhtar Sirajo, in his remarks during the exercise said that the roadwalk was to herald the institute’s forthcoming event.

    He explained that the event was the citizens’ summit for national Integration, peace and security, adding that the event was scheduled to be held in Abuja, on Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Sirajo also said that the roadwalk was to campaign for the revival of a ”Nigeria where ethnicity, religion and place of birth do not have any negative submission on citizens.

    ” He disclosed that NIPR was working towards ”Nigeria where unity would be the main purpose of its existence.

    ” Sirajo added that Nigeria has had several dialogues, summits and fora but none was organized by the NIPR.

    According to him, this drive is different, this one is organised by people who are trained to manage relationships, and the core problem of the country is a `breakdown of relationships’.

    He, however, appreciated the efforts of some Nigerians who had organised summits in the past to achieve a one Nigeria purpose.

    Sirajo added, ”this time around, it would be handled by those who are managing communication and it would work by the grace of God. “Nigeria integration may not be achieved in a day, it is a gradual process that is going to be all encompassing.

    ”We are taking a holistic look at the country’s problem, we believe that all the problems that Nigeria is facing have solutions.

    “All these problems arose as a result of the breakdown of communication.

    Once the communication components are in place and they are working, all of these challenges will fall back to their rightful places.

    “We are going to have purposeful leaders, we are going to have leaders that connect with the people, we are going to have followers that connect to the leadership, and followers who will ask their leaders the right questions.

    ” The Director, Press and Public Relations, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mr Eddy Megwa, called for youth involvement in the reviving process of the country, saying, ”they were no longer the leaders of tomorrow but today.

    ” According to him, NYSC was on the fastlane to galvanise youth organisations in the whole Africa to achieve a positive end for the country.

    He said ,”NYSC was having the biggest youth assembly in Africa.

    The youths must be fully involved in the reviving process of the country.

    “We have been able to make them manage the orientation camp by themselves, they are fresh from school, they are in-charge.

    ”They are in charge of the administrative structure of the orientation camp, and they have gotten a lot of experience from there.

    “This experience is the same thing we want to transform the Nigeria nation, the youths must be given the opportunity to take the leadership position of the country, we are saying that the youth should be allowed.

    ” Responding, Dembos appreciated the good work being done by NIPR and its readiness to ”revive Nigeria through the work of its hand.

    ” He pledged NTA’s continuous support to NIPR to achieve the best for the country.


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  •   Give corps members enabling environment to contribute to economy Commission Give corps members enabling environment to contribute to economy Commission lt Chairman National Salaries Income and Wages Commission NSIWC Mr Ekpo Nta has urged employers to give corps members enabling environment to contribute to the socio economic development of the country Nta said this when the Director General National Youth Service Corps NYSC Brig Gen Muhammad Fadah paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja A statement issued after the visit by the NYSC Director Press and Public Relations Mr Eddy Megwa said that Nta decried the rate of corps members rejection by some employers in the country Nta also said that the greatest disservice to any corps member was rejection I appeal to state governments to provide conducive orientation camps with modern facilities to train corps members deployed to their states on vocational skills that will make them employers of labour For the 2023 budget all Ministries Departments and Agencies MDAs should be required to state in their budget what they are going to provide for NYSC so that it becomes statutory and the country can plan with that he said Nta also condemned the under utilisation of corps members adding that all employers of labour should adhere strictly to the posting policy of NYSC which covered education health and infrastructure He described NYSC as one of the institutions that had continuously helped in uniting the nation through the deployment of corps members to the nooks and crannies of the country Fadah thanked Nta and his team for assisting the scheme especially in terms of the upward review of corps members monthly allowances He added that there was need for every stakeholder to nurture the youth very well and prepare them for higher responsibilities as good leaders He also promised a stronger collaboration between NYSC and the commission The NYSC is a bridge between the youth and the larger society We thank you most sincerely for what you have done he said Fadah also said that the NYSC Trust Fund bill had scaled through at the National Assembly but was awaiting presidential assent He said when approved the fund would make business grants available to deserving corps members to start their vocational business in line with the skills they acquired during service www nanews ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Give corps members enabling environment to contribute to economy – Commission
      Give corps members enabling environment to contribute to economy Commission Give corps members enabling environment to contribute to economy Commission lt Chairman National Salaries Income and Wages Commission NSIWC Mr Ekpo Nta has urged employers to give corps members enabling environment to contribute to the socio economic development of the country Nta said this when the Director General National Youth Service Corps NYSC Brig Gen Muhammad Fadah paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja A statement issued after the visit by the NYSC Director Press and Public Relations Mr Eddy Megwa said that Nta decried the rate of corps members rejection by some employers in the country Nta also said that the greatest disservice to any corps member was rejection I appeal to state governments to provide conducive orientation camps with modern facilities to train corps members deployed to their states on vocational skills that will make them employers of labour For the 2023 budget all Ministries Departments and Agencies MDAs should be required to state in their budget what they are going to provide for NYSC so that it becomes statutory and the country can plan with that he said Nta also condemned the under utilisation of corps members adding that all employers of labour should adhere strictly to the posting policy of NYSC which covered education health and infrastructure He described NYSC as one of the institutions that had continuously helped in uniting the nation through the deployment of corps members to the nooks and crannies of the country Fadah thanked Nta and his team for assisting the scheme especially in terms of the upward review of corps members monthly allowances He added that there was need for every stakeholder to nurture the youth very well and prepare them for higher responsibilities as good leaders He also promised a stronger collaboration between NYSC and the commission The NYSC is a bridge between the youth and the larger society We thank you most sincerely for what you have done he said Fadah also said that the NYSC Trust Fund bill had scaled through at the National Assembly but was awaiting presidential assent He said when approved the fund would make business grants available to deserving corps members to start their vocational business in line with the skills they acquired during service www nanews ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Give corps members enabling environment to contribute to economy – Commission
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    Give corps members enabling environment to contribute to economy – Commission

    Give corps members enabling environment to contribute to economy – Commission Give corps members enabling environment to contribute to economy – Commission< Chairman, National Salaries Income and Wages Commission (NSIWC), Mr Ekpo Nta, has urged employers to give corps members enabling environment to contribute  to the socio-economic development of the country.

    Nta said this when the Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Muhammad Fadah, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.

    A statement issued after the visit by the NYSC Director, Press and Public Relations, Mr Eddy Megwa, said that Nta decried the rate of corps members’ rejection by some employers in the country.

    Nta also said that the greatest disservice to any corps member was rejection.

    “I appeal to state governments to provide conducive orientation camps with modern facilities to train corps members deployed to their states on vocational skills that will make them employers of labour.

    “For the 2023 budget, all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) should be required to state in their budget, what they are going to provide for NYSC so that it becomes statutory and the country can plan with that,” he said.

    Nta also condemned the under-utilisation of corps members, adding that all employers of labour should adhere strictly to the posting policy of NYSC, which covered education, health and infrastructure.

    He described NYSC as one of the institutions that had continuously helped in uniting the nation through the deployment of corps members to the nooks and crannies of the country.

    Fadah thanked Nta and his team for assisting the scheme, especially in terms of the upward review of corps members’ monthly allowances.

    He added that there was need for every stakeholder to nurture the youth very well and prepare them for higher responsibilities  as good leaders.

    He also promised a stronger collaboration between NYSC and the commission.

    “The NYSC is a bridge between the youth and the larger society.

    We thank you most sincerely for what you have done,” he said.

    Fadah also said that the NYSC Trust Fund bill had scaled through at the National Assembly but was awaiting presidential assent.

    He said when approved, the fund would make business grants available to deserving corps members to start their vocational business in line with the skills they acquired during service.

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  •  The Director General National Youth Service Corps NYSC Brig Gen Muhammad Fadah has commiserated with the family of late Chiwendu Alago a corps member who died recently in Bayelsa This is contained in a statement issued by the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations Mr Eddy Megwa on Saturday in Abuja Megwa said that Fadah visited the deceased s family at their residence in Umuahia Abia state According to him Alago who was an indigene of Umudim Ngodo Isuochi Umunneochie Local Government Area of Abia State was a serving corps member deployed to Bayelsa He said that Fadah who was saddened by the incident urged them to take solace in God while he prayed that God should grant them the fortitude to bear the loss He added that Alago died when her services were needed as part of her contributions to national development Kindly accept our condolences on behalf of the NYSC family Fadah said Speaking on behalf of the family the immediate elder brother of the deceased Alago Chidera thanked Fadah for his love and also for standing by the family in her moment of grief NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NYSC D-G commiserates with family of deceased corps member 
     The Director General National Youth Service Corps NYSC Brig Gen Muhammad Fadah has commiserated with the family of late Chiwendu Alago a corps member who died recently in Bayelsa This is contained in a statement issued by the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations Mr Eddy Megwa on Saturday in Abuja Megwa said that Fadah visited the deceased s family at their residence in Umuahia Abia state According to him Alago who was an indigene of Umudim Ngodo Isuochi Umunneochie Local Government Area of Abia State was a serving corps member deployed to Bayelsa He said that Fadah who was saddened by the incident urged them to take solace in God while he prayed that God should grant them the fortitude to bear the loss He added that Alago died when her services were needed as part of her contributions to national development Kindly accept our condolences on behalf of the NYSC family Fadah said Speaking on behalf of the family the immediate elder brother of the deceased Alago Chidera thanked Fadah for his love and also for standing by the family in her moment of grief NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NYSC D-G commiserates with family of deceased corps member 
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    NYSC D-G commiserates with family of deceased corps member 

    The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Muhammad Fadah, has commiserated with the family of late Chiwendu Alago, a corps member who died recently in Bayelsa.

    This is contained in a statement issued by the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Mr Eddy Megwa, on Saturday in Abuja.

    Megwa said that Fadah visited the deceased’s family at their residence in Umuahia, Abia state.

    According to him,  Alago who was an indigene of Umudim Ngodo Isuochi, Umunneochie Local Government Area of Abia State, was a serving corps member deployed to Bayelsa.

    He said that Fadah, who was saddened by the incident, urged them to take solace in God while he prayed that God should grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.

    He added that Alago died when her services were needed as part of her contributions to national development.

    “Kindly accept our condolences on behalf of the NYSC family,” Fadah said.

    Speaking on behalf of the family, the immediate elder brother of the  deceased, Alago Chidera thanked Fadah for his love and also for standing by the family in her moment of grief.


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  •  The Director General National Youth Service Corps NYSC Brig Gen Muhammad Fadah has warned that embarking on unauthorised journeys by youth corps members may attract sanction Information about the D G s warning is in a statement issued by the NYSC Director Press and Public Relations Mr Eddy Megwa in Abuja Megwa stated that the D G gave the warning while addressing youth corps members at the NYSC orientation camp in Zamfara in Kebbi and in Sokoto State He quoted Fadah as saying we love you and we want you to stay safe Don t travel without permission and if it is compulsory that you travel try and get permission from NYSC because if you travel without permission NYSC will penalise you You have to be security conscious and beware of the people you associate with Fadah said that if they were travelling a long distance they should break the journey once it is 6 p m and pass the night in safe places like military barracks NYSC secretariats and youth corps lodges among others The director general also warned the youth corps members to avoid cultism drug peddling drug abuse and other vices that could lead to lifelong regrets He advised them to abide by the rules and regulations in camp adding that erring NYSC members would be sanctioned as stipulated in the NYSC by laws He encouraged them to serve as electoral officers in their respective states whenever they were called upon to do so and abide by the electoral laws The NYSC Coordinator in Zamfara Namalam Taura said the camp was going on smoothly with a total of 183 female and 144 male youth corps members registered as at the time of Fadah s visit Also the NYSC Coordinator in Kebbi Mr Mustapha Muhammed said all the 722 members comprising 552 males and 190 females had been in high spirits since camp commenced Similarly the NYSC Coordinator in Sokoto State Mohammed Nakamba said a total of 419 youth corps members comprising 287 males and 132 females registered in camp and had been participating in camp assignments NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Embarking on unauthorised journeys may attract sanctions, D-G warns youth corps members
     The Director General National Youth Service Corps NYSC Brig Gen Muhammad Fadah has warned that embarking on unauthorised journeys by youth corps members may attract sanction Information about the D G s warning is in a statement issued by the NYSC Director Press and Public Relations Mr Eddy Megwa in Abuja Megwa stated that the D G gave the warning while addressing youth corps members at the NYSC orientation camp in Zamfara in Kebbi and in Sokoto State He quoted Fadah as saying we love you and we want you to stay safe Don t travel without permission and if it is compulsory that you travel try and get permission from NYSC because if you travel without permission NYSC will penalise you You have to be security conscious and beware of the people you associate with Fadah said that if they were travelling a long distance they should break the journey once it is 6 p m and pass the night in safe places like military barracks NYSC secretariats and youth corps lodges among others The director general also warned the youth corps members to avoid cultism drug peddling drug abuse and other vices that could lead to lifelong regrets He advised them to abide by the rules and regulations in camp adding that erring NYSC members would be sanctioned as stipulated in the NYSC by laws He encouraged them to serve as electoral officers in their respective states whenever they were called upon to do so and abide by the electoral laws The NYSC Coordinator in Zamfara Namalam Taura said the camp was going on smoothly with a total of 183 female and 144 male youth corps members registered as at the time of Fadah s visit Also the NYSC Coordinator in Kebbi Mr Mustapha Muhammed said all the 722 members comprising 552 males and 190 females had been in high spirits since camp commenced Similarly the NYSC Coordinator in Sokoto State Mohammed Nakamba said a total of 419 youth corps members comprising 287 males and 132 females registered in camp and had been participating in camp assignments NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Embarking on unauthorised journeys may attract sanctions, D-G warns youth corps members
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    Embarking on unauthorised journeys may attract sanctions, D-G warns youth corps members

    The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Muhammad Fadah, has warned that embarking on unauthorised journeys by youth corps members may attract sanction.

    Information about the D-G’s warning is in a statement issued by the NYSC Director, Press and Public Relations, Mr Eddy Megwa in Abuja.

    Megwa stated that the D-G gave the warning while addressing youth corps members at the NYSC orientation camp in Zamfara, in Kebbi and in Sokoto State.

    He quoted Fadah as saying “we love you and we want you to stay safe.

    Don’t travel without permission and if it is compulsory that you travel, try and get permission from NYSC because if you travel without permission, NYSC will penalise you.

    “You have to be security conscious and beware of the people you associate with.

    ” Fadah said that if they were travelling a long distance, they should break the journey once it is 6 p.

    m. “and pass the night in safe places like military barracks, NYSC secretariats and youth corps lodges, among others.

    ” The director-general also warned the youth corps members to avoid cultism, drug peddling, drug abuse and other vices that could  lead to lifelong regrets.

    He advised them to abide by the rules and regulations in camp, adding that erring NYSC members would be sanctioned as stipulated in the NYSC by-laws.

    He encouraged them to serve as electoral officers in their respective states, whenever they were called upon to do so and abide by the electoral laws.

    The NYSC Coordinator in Zamfara, Namalam Taura, said the camp was going on smoothly with a total of 183 female and 144 male youth corps members registered as at the time of Fadah’s visit.

    Also, the NYSC Coordinator in Kebbi, Mr Mustapha Muhammed, said all the 722 members comprising 552 males and 190 females had been in high spirits since camp commenced.

    Similarly, the NYSC Coordinator in Sokoto State, Mohammed Nakamba, said a total of 419 youth corps members comprising 287 males and 132 females registered in camp and had been participating in camp assignments.

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  •  Director General National Youth Service Corps NYSC Brig Gen Muhammad Fadah has reiterated the corps commitment to safety of all corps members nationwide Fadah gave the commitment in a statement issued by the NYSC Director Press and Public Relations Mr Eddy Megwa on Sunday in Abuja The statement quoted Fadah stating this while addressing corps members at the NYSC orientation camp in Katsina State He said that adequate security measures had been put in place toward ensuring the protection of corps members during orientation at their lodges and in other NYSC formations The director general however appealed to the corps members not to endanger their personal safety but be security conscious at all times We have put everything in place to ensure the safety of all corps members nationwide We are still working round the clock to ensure that you are more secured during and after the orientation periods Please avoid night movements and other dangerous expeditions he said Fadah also urged the corps members to embrace the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development SAED programme of the scheme and acquire vocational skills that would make them self employed He added that the era of paid jobs was gradually fading away while self employment remained the only antidote to financial independence The NYSC Coordinator in Borno Mr Nura Umar said that the 802 corps members registered in the camp comprised 410 males and 392 females He also said that they had been participating in all camp activities in line with NYSC directives NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NYSC D-G reiterates commitment to corps members’ safety, security
     Director General National Youth Service Corps NYSC Brig Gen Muhammad Fadah has reiterated the corps commitment to safety of all corps members nationwide Fadah gave the commitment in a statement issued by the NYSC Director Press and Public Relations Mr Eddy Megwa on Sunday in Abuja The statement quoted Fadah stating this while addressing corps members at the NYSC orientation camp in Katsina State He said that adequate security measures had been put in place toward ensuring the protection of corps members during orientation at their lodges and in other NYSC formations The director general however appealed to the corps members not to endanger their personal safety but be security conscious at all times We have put everything in place to ensure the safety of all corps members nationwide We are still working round the clock to ensure that you are more secured during and after the orientation periods Please avoid night movements and other dangerous expeditions he said Fadah also urged the corps members to embrace the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development SAED programme of the scheme and acquire vocational skills that would make them self employed He added that the era of paid jobs was gradually fading away while self employment remained the only antidote to financial independence The NYSC Coordinator in Borno Mr Nura Umar said that the 802 corps members registered in the camp comprised 410 males and 392 females He also said that they had been participating in all camp activities in line with NYSC directives NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NYSC D-G reiterates commitment to corps members’ safety, security
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    NYSC D-G reiterates commitment to corps members’ safety, security

    Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Muhammad Fadah, has reiterated the corps’ commitment to safety of all corps members nationwide.

    Fadah gave the commitment in a statement issued by the NYSC Director, Press and Public Relations, Mr Eddy Megwa, on Sunday in Abuja.

    The statement quoted Fadah stating this while addressing corps members at the NYSC orientation camp in Katsina State.

    He said that adequate security measures had been put in place toward ensuring the protection of corps members during orientation, at their lodges and in other NYSC formations.

    The director-general, however, appealed to the corps members not to endanger their personal safety, but be security conscious at all times.

    “We have put everything in place to ensure the safety of all corps members nationwide.

    We are still working round the clock to ensure that you are more secured during and after the orientation periods.

    “Please, avoid night movements and other dangerous expeditions,” he said.

    Fadah also urged the corps members to embrace the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme of the scheme and acquire vocational skills that would make them self-employed.

    He added that the era of paid jobs was gradually fading away, while self-employment remained the only antidote to financial independence.

    The NYSC Coordinator in Borno, Mr Nura Umar, said that the 802 corps members registered in the camp comprised 410 males and 392 females.

    He also said that they had been participating in all camp activities, in line with NYSC directives.

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  •  The Director General National Youth Service Corps NYSC Brig Gen Muhammad Fadah has warned the members of the body on the electoral duties in the Osun Government Elections to strictly comply with the electoral laws This was disclosed in a statement by the schemes Director of Press and Public Relations Mr Eddy Megwa on Saturday in Abuja According to the statement Fadah issued the warning in Osogbo while addressing corps members who have been trained as ad hoc staff by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC He also stated that anyone found to be deficient would be penalized accordingly The statement added that Fadah also urged them to remain neutral while diligently performing their election duties as good ambassadors for the NYSC His colleagues did it successfully in Ekiti and I think he will make us proud here in Osun State as well Avoid rough practices avoid accepting gratuities don t take sides play by the rules of the game and be safety conscious he said According to the statement Fadah also visited security agencies in the state to seek the safety of corps members on election duty He added that at the Army Engineer Construction and Command ECC in Ede Fadah praised the cordial relationship between the NYSC and the military command Commander Brigadier General Suleman applauded the CEO for finding time to oversee the electoral duties of the members of the body We will continue to partner with you to ensure the safety of all members of the force during and after the election he said Also at the State Police Headquarters in Osogbo the Coordinating Deputy Inspector General DIG for the Osun election Mr Johnson Kokumo ensured maximum security for the members of the force He praised the management of the scheme to advise corps members for national assignments He said The members of the Corps are our children and our priority We will not relent in our efforts to ensure their safety Additionally Osun State Director Department of State Services DSS Mr Bankole Alade while receiving Fadah in his office ensured stronger synergy with NYSC He added that DSS would continue to do what is necessary to protect corps members during and after the election including all corps lodges within the state Furthermore the Deputy Comptroller General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps NSCDC Mr Mungadi Danladi described the corps members as invaluable assets in conducting free fair and credible elections in the country He promised the NSCDC s readiness for the safety of corps members across the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Osun Election: NYSC DG Warns Corps Members Against Malpractice
     The Director General National Youth Service Corps NYSC Brig Gen Muhammad Fadah has warned the members of the body on the electoral duties in the Osun Government Elections to strictly comply with the electoral laws This was disclosed in a statement by the schemes Director of Press and Public Relations Mr Eddy Megwa on Saturday in Abuja According to the statement Fadah issued the warning in Osogbo while addressing corps members who have been trained as ad hoc staff by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC He also stated that anyone found to be deficient would be penalized accordingly The statement added that Fadah also urged them to remain neutral while diligently performing their election duties as good ambassadors for the NYSC His colleagues did it successfully in Ekiti and I think he will make us proud here in Osun State as well Avoid rough practices avoid accepting gratuities don t take sides play by the rules of the game and be safety conscious he said According to the statement Fadah also visited security agencies in the state to seek the safety of corps members on election duty He added that at the Army Engineer Construction and Command ECC in Ede Fadah praised the cordial relationship between the NYSC and the military command Commander Brigadier General Suleman applauded the CEO for finding time to oversee the electoral duties of the members of the body We will continue to partner with you to ensure the safety of all members of the force during and after the election he said Also at the State Police Headquarters in Osogbo the Coordinating Deputy Inspector General DIG for the Osun election Mr Johnson Kokumo ensured maximum security for the members of the force He praised the management of the scheme to advise corps members for national assignments He said The members of the Corps are our children and our priority We will not relent in our efforts to ensure their safety Additionally Osun State Director Department of State Services DSS Mr Bankole Alade while receiving Fadah in his office ensured stronger synergy with NYSC He added that DSS would continue to do what is necessary to protect corps members during and after the election including all corps lodges within the state Furthermore the Deputy Comptroller General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps NSCDC Mr Mungadi Danladi described the corps members as invaluable assets in conducting free fair and credible elections in the country He promised the NSCDC s readiness for the safety of corps members across the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Osun Election: NYSC DG Warns Corps Members Against Malpractice
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    Osun Election: NYSC DG Warns Corps Members Against Malpractice

    The Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Muhammad Fadah, has warned the members of the body on the electoral duties in the Osun Government Elections to strictly comply with the electoral laws.This was disclosed in a statement by the schemes Director of Press and Public Relations, Mr. Eddy Megwa, on Saturday in Abuja.According to the statement, Fadah issued the warning in Osogbo while addressing corps members who have been trained as ad hoc staff by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).He also stated that anyone found to be deficient would be penalized accordingly.The statement added that Fadah also urged them to remain neutral while diligently performing their election duties as good ambassadors for the NYSC.“His colleagues did it successfully in Ekiti and I think he will make us proud here in Osun State as well.“Avoid rough practices, avoid accepting gratuities, don't take sides, play by the rules of the game, and be safety conscious,” he said.According to the statement, Fadah also visited security agencies in the state to seek the safety of corps members on election duty.He added that at the Army Engineer Construction and Command (ECC) in Ede, Fadah praised the cordial relationship between the NYSC and the military command Commander, Brigadier General.Suleman applauded the CEO for finding time to oversee the electoral duties of the members of the body."We will continue to partner with you to ensure the safety of all members of the force during and after the election," he said.Also at the State Police Headquarters in Osogbo, the Coordinating Deputy Inspector General (DIG) for the Osun election, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, ensured maximum security for the members of the force.He praised the management of the scheme to advise corps members for national assignments.He said, “The members of the Corps are our children and our priority.We will not relent in our efforts to ensure their safety." Additionally, Osun State Director, Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. Bankole Alade, while receiving Fadah in his office, ensured stronger synergy with NYSC.He added that DSS would continue to do what is necessary to protect corps members during and after the election, including all corps lodges within the state.Furthermore, the Deputy Comptroller General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Mr. Mungadi Danladi, described the corps members as invaluable assets in conducting free, fair, and credible elections in the country.He promised the NSCDC's readiness for the safety of corps members across the state.NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The proposed National Youth Service Corps NYSC Trust Fund will address the infrastructure deficit plaguing the scheme in the areas of camp renovation and maintenance improvement construction and maintenance of housing for members of the corps The scheme s Director of Press and Public Relations Mr Eddy Megwa said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja According to him the decision to establish the NYSC Trust Fund was conceived during a meeting held with some of the scheme s stakeholders He added that the 36 state governments and the FCT Administration were present at the meeting He also said that the trust fund idea was strongly supported by civil societies the National Association of Nigerian Students NANS and the Local Government Association of Nigeria ALGON Statutorily the plan so to speak has a tripartite financing agreement the federal state and local governments each of which has a varying degree of responsibilities Over the years the plan has partnered with government and non government institutions alike in the area of seed capital provision This is for corps members to fund their business initiatives under the NYSC Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development SAED program which is a direct answer to the oft asked rhetorical question After NYSC what s next said Megwa also said the fund would create resources for a higher percentage of corps members trained under the NYSC skills acquisition program to start their businesses He clarified that the fund that went through a public hearing with civil society academia among others fully represented was not a bribery fund intended to satisfy the financial desires of the military high command as was erroneously reported in certain sectors The Nigerian News Agency reports that the bill passed by both houses of the National Assembly requires companies operating in Nigeria to remit one percent of their net profits to finance the trust fund NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NYSC Trust Fund to Address Infrastructure Deficit, Other- Spokesperson
     The proposed National Youth Service Corps NYSC Trust Fund will address the infrastructure deficit plaguing the scheme in the areas of camp renovation and maintenance improvement construction and maintenance of housing for members of the corps The scheme s Director of Press and Public Relations Mr Eddy Megwa said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja According to him the decision to establish the NYSC Trust Fund was conceived during a meeting held with some of the scheme s stakeholders He added that the 36 state governments and the FCT Administration were present at the meeting He also said that the trust fund idea was strongly supported by civil societies the National Association of Nigerian Students NANS and the Local Government Association of Nigeria ALGON Statutorily the plan so to speak has a tripartite financing agreement the federal state and local governments each of which has a varying degree of responsibilities Over the years the plan has partnered with government and non government institutions alike in the area of seed capital provision This is for corps members to fund their business initiatives under the NYSC Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development SAED program which is a direct answer to the oft asked rhetorical question After NYSC what s next said Megwa also said the fund would create resources for a higher percentage of corps members trained under the NYSC skills acquisition program to start their businesses He clarified that the fund that went through a public hearing with civil society academia among others fully represented was not a bribery fund intended to satisfy the financial desires of the military high command as was erroneously reported in certain sectors The Nigerian News Agency reports that the bill passed by both houses of the National Assembly requires companies operating in Nigeria to remit one percent of their net profits to finance the trust fund NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NYSC Trust Fund to Address Infrastructure Deficit, Other- Spokesperson
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    NYSC Trust Fund to Address Infrastructure Deficit, Other- Spokesperson

    The proposed National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Trust Fund will address the infrastructure deficit plaguing the scheme in the areas of camp renovation and maintenance; improvement, construction and maintenance of housing for members of the corps.

    The scheme's Director of Press and Public Relations, Mr. Eddy Megwa, said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

    According to him, the decision to establish the NYSC Trust Fund was conceived during a meeting held with some of the scheme's stakeholders.

    He added that the 36 state governments and the FCT Administration were present at the meeting.

    He also said that the trust fund idea was strongly supported by civil societies, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and the Local Government Association of Nigeria (ALGON).

    ”Statutorily, the plan, so to speak, has a tripartite financing agreement: the federal, state and local governments, each of which has a varying degree of responsibilities.

    “Over the years, the plan has partnered with government and non-government institutions alike in the area of ​​seed capital provision.

    "This is for corps members to fund their business initiatives under the NYSC Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) program, which is a direct answer to the oft-asked rhetorical question: After NYSC, what's next?" , said.

    Megwa also said the fund would create resources for a higher percentage of corps members trained under the NYSC skills acquisition program to start their businesses.

    He clarified that the fund that went through a public hearing, with civil society, academia, among others, fully represented, was not a bribery fund intended to satisfy the financial desires of the military high command, as was erroneously reported in certain sectors.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that the bill passed by both houses of the National Assembly requires companies operating in Nigeria to remit one percent of their net profits to finance the trust fund.


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