The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has expressed its concern regarding the rejection of corps members by certain employers in the North-East region. Mr. Garinvwa Ishaya, the NYSC Director in charge of the zone, addressed this issue during a one-day Corps Employers’ Forum held in Yola, Adamawa State, on Monday.
The theme of the workshop was centered around “Enhancing the Active Participation of Employers in Support of Improved Welfare and Security for Corps Members.”
Mr. Ishaya expressed his dismay at this troubling trend, emphasizing that it is disheartening for both the corps members and the NYSC program. He stressed the importance of creating conducive environments for corps members at their primary places of assignment to enable them to contribute to the social and economic development of the country.
“The NYSC scheme was established to enhance our nation’s socio-economic development and has had a significant impact in promoting national unity. We earnestly appeal to employers to always accept corps members posted to their organizations for the betterment of the program and the nation as a whole. Employers are expected to provide the necessary welfare support for corps members, including covering their transportation and accommodation expenses,” he stated.
Mr. Ishaya also called on state governments to ensure the availability of suitable accommodation for corps members and sought the support of local council chairmen in advancing the objectives of the NYSC scheme.
In his remarks, Mr. Jingis Denis, the NYSC State Coordinator in Adamawa, emphasized that the forum would serve as a platform for participants to brainstorm, exchange ideas, and receive feedback on the implementation of the NYSC’s mission.
It’s worth noting that the NYSC North-East zonal office oversees the states of Adamawa, Gombe, Bauchi, Taraba, Yobe, and Borno.
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