A meeting of officials of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and the Ministry of Finance has been scheduled for today to look into the proposed increase of the allowance of the youth corps members.
The NYSC Director General Brig. Gen Suleiman Kazaure made the disclosure in Yola,weekend, during an inspection of camp facilities, where he said the NYSC was committed to security and welfare of corps members nationwide.
[penci_blockquote style=”style-2″ align=”none” author=””] “There is already a committee which will sit on Monday with officials of Ministry of Finance,” he said.[/penci_blockquote]
He spoke on series of measures to ensure corps members’ welfare, including the need to increase their allowance. “There is already a committee which will sit on Monday with officials of Ministry of Finance,” he said.
Kazaure who urged corps members to be security conscious, told newsmen that the scheme was in constant touch with security agencies on ways to enhance security of corps members nationwide.
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“In fact, we are in contact with security agencies nationwide and they promised us that corps members will be well protected during their primary assignment.
“In the case of general election coming up, we are into Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with INEC, there is a clause that covers security in the MoU,” Kazaure said.
“Avoid indecent dressing, avoid night parties, avoid unnecessary journey during your primary assignment and above all, be security conscious.
“Shunned all forms of sharp practices, including drugs. We have hope in you as leaders of tomorrow,” Kazaure he told the corps members.
NYSC reportedly lost nine corps members in Taraba, Saturday, while swimming during a party picnic.