Yes, you are aware of the news of President Muhammadu Buhari, scrapping out the National Youth Service (nysc) programme in 2016, right?
Well, the Muhammadu Buhari administration has revealed their plans for the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC scheme for the 2016 year and it’s shocking!
Information shared by the Minister of Youth Development and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalong, in Lagos state, Nigeria has disclosed this important information on Tuesday, saying that NYSC will not be scrapped by the Buhari administration.
The Minister of Youth Development and Sports said this during an inspection tour of the Lagos State NYSC orientation camp in the Iyana Ipaya area of Lagos State.
Mr. Solomon Dalong said this and we quote him directly; “We cannot dismiss the gains of the NYSC scheme in integrating Nigeria, as the minister of Youth Development and Sport, i will stand firmly for the sustenance of the system, to continue in its capacity-building of Nigeria citizens because, it is an indispensable aspect of diversifying our culture and building a one Nigeria”
“Apart from the basic orientation programme the NYSC provides, the NYSC scheme should also move into including professional and enterprising programmes, which will be used to support and motivate those who would not want to embrace public services in Nigeria.
“After the mandatory one-year service in the National Youth Service Corps programme, the Nigerian Federal Government is planning an extension, to professionally train interested corps members in skill acquisition, enterprising and professional programmes.
“Please take note that the federal government has disclosed that all Corps members with keen interest in these programme provided by the federal government, would be retained and some financial token given to them as start-up capital in furtherance of their skill.
This is put in place, because due to our research, we find out that people abandon school due to uncertainty of the future.
So with this move, we are sure that this measure would help the federal government reduce the rate of unemployed graduates in Nigeria and cut out the pressure on white-collar job as a means to win the war against poverty.”
We hope Mr. Solomon Dalong will keep to his promises and help reduce the ratio of unemployed graduates in Nigeria.