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NYSC calls for better partnership between corps members, employers

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In a bid to strengthen mutual capacity for effective engagement of corps members and employers, Director General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Sulaiman Kazaure has called for a better partnership between them.

Kazaure, at the 2018 Corps Employers Workshop with theme, “Tackling emerging challenges in youth corps administration through greater NYSC/stakeholders participation,” said the forum was to draw from experiences of corps employers and members to ensure proper use of corps manpower

The DG in a statement said the forum was to appreciate corps employers, identify challenges and provide solutions.

Kazaure said rejection, under utilisation, evasion of service and inadequate welfare provisions, which includes, accommodation, transport allowances are some of the challenges that corps members face.

He noted that the population of corps member would continue to grow which calls for a review in proper management of these corps members.

“To tackle evasion of service the monthly biometrics clearance of corps members serves as a check on them. The management has also increased the number of regular inspection of corps members at their Places of Primary Assignment (PPA),” he added.

He said the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) should not reject any corps member and advised that necessary provisions be made towards their welfare.

Lagos State NYSC coordinator, Prince Mohammed Momoh, said employers should induct corps members into their system, make provisions for accommodation and transportation.

While advising employers to be at campground to convey corps members posted to them, said they should also ensure that these people do not work on their Community Development Service (CDS) days, which is once every week.

Momoh urged corps members to remain diligent at their place of primary assignment, obey rules guiding the NYSC scheme.


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