NYSC Groans Over Lack Of Start-Up Capital For Corps Members, Solicits NYSCTF’s Support 

NYSC Groans Over Lack Of Start-Up Capital For Corps Members, Solicits NYSCTF’s Support 

By Joel Ajayi. 

The Director-General of NYSC Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim has identified dilapidated Camp facilities, inadequate of Corps Lodges, lack of befitting accommodation as well as lack of start-up capital for Corps Members others as the challenges the scheme is contending with.

 

To this end, DG has called on relevant stakeholders to help addressing the foregoing challenges for the scheme to record more achievements. 

He stated this at NYSC 2022 Annual management conference held on Wednesday in Abuja, with the theme: “Repositioning the NYSC for Improved Healthcare Delivery, Revenue Generation and Corps Employment for self-Reliance” 

According to him, you will agree with me that since its establishment in 1973, NYSC has continued to play vital roles in areas of national unity and integration, promotion of peaceful co-existence among people of different socio-cultural backgrounds, and free movement of labour among others.

“The contributions of the Scheme to national development, particularly in the areas of health, education, rural infrastructure, culture and tourism, sports, conduct of elections and job creation have attracted commendations from within and outside the country.

“Detailed documentation of these and other contributions. have been made in nine books, which we published and unveiled to the public last year.

“While we appreciate stakeholders’ roles in the achievements recorded far, this forum seeks to consolidate them by generating new ideas for greater impact.

“This informed the choice of the theme of the conference, Repositioning the NYSC for Improved Healthcare Delivery, Revenue generation and Corps Employment for Self-Reliance.”

“It underscores our stained commitment to the success of the NYSC mandate and continued contribution to national development. In addition to brainstorming on various test, lectures will be presented by experienced resource persons on topics relevant to the theme.

Speaking on the scheme challenges, Major General Ibrahim said: “Permit me to state that despite the aforementioned achievements, the Scheme still faces some challenges. These arise mainly from non-discharge of statutory responsibilities by some critical stakeholders.

“Problems such as dilapidated Camp facilities, inadequate Corps Lodges and lack of befitting accommodation are being contended with in some States. Another area of concern has to do with the provision of start-up capital for Corps members acquisition of entrepreneurial skills.”

Major General Ibrahim however solicited the support of every stakeholder to support the establishment of the proposed NYSC Trust Fund that believed if approved will take the scheme to the greater height.

In his remarks, while speaking on the essence of conference, the Director Planning, Research and statistics Alhaji Ahmed Wada Ikaka said the quest to improved performance was the reason for the meeting. 

According to him Annual Management Conference is a forum where Top Managers of the NYSC meet to take stock of activities of the Scheme with a view to mapping out strategies and programmes that would consolidate on the gains and tackle challenges identified t better operations.

He urged on all the participants to make useful contribution that will propel the scheme more in the course of the conference.


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