The Federal Government has released about N13 billion to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to assist the agency to pay the outstanding allowances of corps members and also proceed with the mobilization of prospective corps members for Batch ‘A’ Stream 2 Orientation Exercise.
The agency had earlier stated that lack of funds may stop the mobilization of 2016 Batch A Stream 2 prospective corps members for camp orientation which is expected to commence on Saturday May 21 in 37 camps across the country.
The NYSC spokesperson, Mrs. Abosede Aderibigbe, confirmed the release of the fund in an interview with The PUNCH on Tuesday in Abuja.
“The management of the NYSC also wishes to use this medium to inform and assure prospective corps members, parents, guardians and the general public that the 2016 Batch ‘A’ stream II orientation course holds as scheduled from Saturday, May 21 to Monday, June 6, 2016.”
She added that the swearing-in ceremony of the 2016 Batch ‘A’ Stream II corps members will hold on Monday, May 23, 2016 and thus, “prospective corps members are by this notice directed to print their call up letters online. We wish the 2016 Batch ‘A’ (Stream II) corps members successful orientation course and service year.”
Meanwhile, the wife of Abia State governor, Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu recently came to the rescue of the state wing of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, when she donated food items to enable them receive the corps members currently undergoing orientation in the camp.
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Mrs. Ikpeazu’s intervention was in response to a distress call made by the state NYSC Coordinator, Mrs. Franca Ifon, who lamented that there were no food items to feed the 2016 Batch A members, few days to the official opening of the camp for their orientation exercise.
The State Co-ordinator thanked the governor’s wife for her kind gesture. She also expressed gratitude to the Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, for approving the rehabilitation of the NYSC camp, at Umunna, in Bende Local Government Area of the state.