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NYSC boss tasks employers on good welfare packages

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The Director-General (DG) of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has tasked employers of Corps members to ensure adequate provision of welfare packages for those posted to their organisations.

The DG gave the task in his keynote address during the 2021 Corps Employers’ Workshop in Uyo on Wednesday for corps employers in the state.

Ibrahim, who was represented by Mrs Jane Okpongette, Assistant Director of NYSC in the state, said the workshop was an avenue for the exchange of ideas on the improvement of the scheme operations across the country.

He stated that the corps employers were expected to make some statutory welfare provisions for the corps members posted to them.

The DG reminded corps employers of an existing circular prohibiting the -rejection of corps members by Government Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

He urged them to always make adequate budgetary provisions for the welfare of corps members rather than rejecting them.

“Since the inception of the Scheme, the NYSC Management/Corps Employers’ Forum has enabled both parties to continually enhance our capacity for effective engagement of corps members.

“We are thus able to position the young men and women on National Service as change agents and key contributors to the development of the country.

“This forum will also obtain feedback from the strategic stakeholders on the strength, weaknesses and potentials of the scheme as well as chart ways of strengthening its operations.

“In the course of primary assignment, which is the second phase of the Service, employers are expected to make some statutory welfare provisions for the corps members, ” Ibrahim said.

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Ibrahim warned employers against aiding and abating absenteeism and abscondment of corps members, stressing that employers found wanting would be penalised.

He urged corps employers to encourage corps members towards accessing quality post-camp training to enable them to actualise their business dreams.

Earlier, in the workshop with the theme: “Optimising the NYSC/Corps Employers Partnership for National Development in the Context of the New Normal.” Akwa Ibom Coordinator of NYSC, Mrs Chinyere Ekwe, in her remarks, charged the corps employers to come up with ideas that would proffer solutions to the challenges confronting corps administration.

Ekwe, who was also represented by Okpongette, charged corps employers to leverage on the opportunity provided by the workshop to express the difficulties experienced in managing corps members posted to them.

She commended some corps employers for their efforts towards meeting the welfare needs of corps members and urged others to follow suit.

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