NYSC stops deployment of Corpers to crisis-prone states due series of attacks, abduction of serving members –FG | #NwokeukwuMascot

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In response to the escalating security challenges across the country, the Federal Government has announced that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) will no longer post corps members to states categorized as crisis-prone or unsafe.

The safety and well-being of corps members during their mandatory one-year national service is of utmost importance. Recent incidents of abductions involving corps members have raised concerns about the viability of the NYSC scheme.

To address these concerns, the Minister of Youth, Jamila Ibrahim, has affirmed that significant measures have been put in place to safeguard NYSC members. Among these measures, the scheme will now restrict postings exclusively to states considered safe.

By implementing this proactive approach, the FG aims to ensure the protection of corps members, while maintaining the integrity and continuity of the NYSC program.

“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,” Jamila said on Channels Television’s current affairs show Sunday Politics.

“We have been doing it. We have been doing it in the past. There are states we have not been posting corps members to to ensure their safety,” she added.

According to her, the security of corps members requires collaboration with other agencies of government.

“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,” the minister maintained.

“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 said the Federal Government is working on reforming the NYSC scheme to reflect the present realities of the nation, particularly in the area of their allowance.

“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.

“The reforms will actually transform the NYSC into a revenue-generating agency and prepare corps members for the job market…”

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