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Federal Government Plans Comprehensive Restructuring of NYSC Scheme, Pledges Support for Corps Members

FG to restructure NYSC, assures Support for corps members
FG to restructure NYSC, assures Support for corps members

The Federal Government has announced plans for a thorough review, restructuring, and reform of the office the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

Dr. Jamila Ibrahim, the Minister of Youth Development, revealed this during the inaugural meeting of NYSC management with heads of corps producing institutions in Nigeria, held at the National Judicial Institute in Abuja.

One of the key highlights of the reform includes prioritizing participants with an entrepreneurial mindset and integrating skills development into the core of the program.

The Minister also unveiled a vision for the NYSC to become self-sustained and revenue-generating within the next five years, with plans to institutionalize NYSC ventures as an investment and asset management outfit.

Additionally, as part of the Nigeria Youth Investment Fund program for 2024, the government has pledged to fund entrepreneurial ventures of at least 5000 corps members with up to N10 million each upon completion of their service.

Brigadier General Yushau’ Ahmed, the Director-General of NYSC, emphasized the importance of enhancing the mobilization process for prospective corps members. He stated that the meeting aimed to address obstacles and streamline the mobilization process for a more seamless experience.

Highlighting the commitment to the security and welfare of corps members, Ahmed urged corps producing institutions, parents, and the public to support efforts in sensitizing young graduates on the importance of safety during deployment.

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, lauded the NYSC’s role in national development and unity.

He commended the NYSC management for choosing Abuja as the venue for the meeting and urged participants to contribute actively to the success of the deliberations.

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