NYSC Remits N511m to federation account

Ene Audu, Abuja

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The National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) says it has remitted about N511 million to the national treasury as part of its 2021 operating surplus.

This was disclosed by the Director General of the agency, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim while addressing members of the press in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

According to the Director General, the 2021 remittance is in line with its commitment to stop being a dependent agency on the government.

The DG reiterated that it is determined to tap potentials of corps members, while urging for support of all Nigerians to take care of corps members.

He said “when I came, I said we don’t have to continue being a begging agency depending on the government. So we rejig our table water, bakery, among others. Last year we generated N280m which we put into the federation account”.

“For 2021 we generated N511m which we also paid to the federation account and these are contributions to the national economy and I can assure you Corps members have their talents and we are exploring them. Corps members are now acting films, they also into national cultural troop and they are going to perform from there we also generate revenue.”

Meanwhile, the scheme has disclosed that its 2021 Batch ‘C’ Stream II Course is scheduled to hold in all NYSC Orientation Camps on Wednesday 24th November, 2021.

Addressing media in Abuja earlier, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, director press and public relations said the cut-off date for registration will be midnight Sunday 28th November 2021, while swearing-In Ceremony wlli take place on Tuesday, 30th November, 2021

According to her, “all prospective Corps Members slated for the 2021 Batch ‘C’ Stream II Orientation course are advised to proceed to their respective camps as stated on their Call-up Letters. Foreign-trained graduates are to report to the camp with their International Passports and original copies of all uploaded documents. 

“Prospective Corps Members are strongly advised not to embark on night journey to the Orientation Camps in order not to endanger themselves. They are also advised to break their journey if it is going beyond 6:00pm and pass the night in military or police barracks, NYSC Secretariats, Corps Lodges and other safe places. PCMs should diligently read the Call-up letters as they contain all relevant information and guidelines.

“Prospective Corps Members are strongly advised not to present any fake document for registration at the Orientation Camp. Management has put in place adequate machineries to clampdown and prosecute anyone caught,” she added

Adeyemi, who further disclosed that she will be retiring as director of press by next week said all married, pregnant and nursing mothers not deployed to their respective husbands’ places of domicile can now proceed to the NYSC Orientation Camps within their spouses’ States of residence for Orientation course.

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