NYSC Solicits Additional Stipends For Corps members

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The National Youth Service Corps has charged Corps employers to provide additional welfare package for Corps members so as to optimise their productivity in the one year national service

Director General of the NYSC Brigadier-General Dogara Ahmed gave the charge while addressing the 2023 Corps Employers’ Workshop held at the Multi purpose hall of the NYSC Secretariat,Agodi, Ibadan.

Brigadier-General Ahmed, who spoke through the Director NYSC southwest area office, Mr. Amusan Oluwole lamented the non commitment of corps employers at providing stipends and accommodation for Corps members serving in their establishments adding that provision of welfare module commensurate with their services especially in the current economic realities would spur them to higher productivity.

While admitting that the security challenges in the country was a threat to the National Youth programme, The NYSC DG cautioned against over utilisation of Corps members and aiding and abetting Corps members to perpetuate truancy and other social vices.

A life Coach, Mrs. Funkẹ Adetuberu, in a paper presentation entitled improving the welfare and security of corps members for increased productivity recommended that corps employers to provide parental guidance to the corps members inorder to discover their potentials and discouraged the japa notion among youths.

Earlier in an address of welcome, the state coordinator, NYSC, Oyo State, Mr Abel Oche enjoined employers of corps members to provide enabling environment to give way for talents and skills development in the national programme.

The workshop afforded corps employers, NYSC officials and corps members to extensively discuss and iron out grey areas in their participation in the scheme as well as fashion out possible solutions to them


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