The National Youths Service Corps says has revealed plans to establish a Trust Fund to provide start-up capital for the corps members after their service years.
The Director-General of NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim disclosed this during his nationwide virtual address to the 2021, Batch ‘B’, Stream II, set of corps members on Monday in Abuja.
Ibrahim also said the NYSC is working to get a rebate on flight charges for corps members. According to him, this is to enable them to embark on safer journeys during their service years.
The 2021, Batch ‘B’, Stream II corps members are set to end the NYSC orientation course on September 21, and immediately commence their one-year mandatory national assignment.
They would be deployed to different institutions, organisations and other corps employers, both in the public and private sectors for their primary assignments.
In a statement issued by NYSC Director, Press and Public Relations Unit, Adenike Adeyemi, shortly after the address, Ibrahim also reiterated the need for the corps members to always seek permission before travelling out of their states of postings.
This would enable the NYSC state secretariats where the corps members are serving to keep track of their movements and ensure their safety at all times. If you are going to travel, you must be permitted. Write through your employer to the local government inspector and it will get to the state coordinator for approval.
“You must be security conscious and do not endanger your safety. Under no condition should you travel at night. Corps members should not also board vehicles along the road. Your welfare is very paramount to the NYSC. Do not board vehicles from unauthorised motor parks and ensure you use only approved motor parks to embark on your journey. The NYSC is making efforts to get a rebate on flight charges for corps members that may want to travel by flight.”
The Director-General assured corps members that the scheme was working assiduously to enlist all of them into the National Health Insurance Scheme, for effective medicare as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.