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FG employs siblings of dead NYSC members in civil service

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PRESIDENT Mohammadu Buhari has approved appointment of 10 siblings of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members who lost their lives during the 2011 post-election violence in Bauchi State into the federal civil service.

 This was disclosed by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare,Tuesday during the inauguration of the NYSC National Governing Board for a 3-year tenure.

 “As a sign of the federal government’s unflinching commitment to the NYSC, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the automatic employment of 10 direct siblings of the diseased NYSC members who lost their lives during the 2011 post-election violence in Bauchi State.” Dare stated.

 Continuing, Dare called for establishment of the National Youth Service Corps Trust Fund. According to him, “I consider it appropriate to use this forum to once again endorse the proposal made by stakeholders for the establishment of the National Youth Service Corps Trust Fund. I am confident that such an initiative will go a long way in strengthening the scheme and in deepening its impact.

“Among other benefits, the fund will make the NYSC Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme more functional. It will, especially, serve as a sustainable source of providing start-up capital for the trained corps members to actualise their business plans and in turn, employ more Nigerians.”

 The minster, while assuring Nigerians that the NYSC will not be scrapped by the federal government, said that it had become an integral part of national development and unity architecture, adding that Nigerian youth continue to benefit from the scheme.”

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