NYSC only stable workforce in Nigeria – DG


The Director General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has said the scheme remains the only stable workforce in Nigeria.

Ibrahim spoke yesterday in Minna, the Niger State capital, during a meeting with Acting Governor Mohammed Ketso, while requesting for a location to site the Northcentral area office of the scheme.  According to him, the NYSC can be seen in all nooks and crannies of Nigeria and does not go on strike.

The NYSC chief said there would be a big challenge if the scheme is terminated.

“If you go to any nook and cranny in this country, you will see NYSC members. I have been to rural areas in local governments and I saw Corps members working there as doctors and in other occupations.

“I can assure you that if there are no more Corps members here and there, there will be a challenge. Corps members do not go on strike; they are in national service and are ready to put in their best,” he said.

Ibrahim urged the state government to make Corp members comfortable for them to give in their best.

He said: “We have got approval for the siting of six area offices in the six geo-political zones across the country. Niger State has been chosen to host the Northcentral area office.

“We are here to appeal to the state government to provide accommodation for the workers who will be posted to man the secretariat. We hope you will oblige us this request.”

Ketso said the state government would partner the NYSC to make the Northcentral area office a reality.  “We are ready to strengthen our relationship with all Federal Government institutions in the state. We are glad that NYSC values us enough to choose the state to site its Northcentral office.”

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