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Published On: Fri, Mar 16th, 2018

Insecurity: NYSC suspends scheme in volatile Kaduna LGs

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From Femi Oyelola Kaduna

Following unrests in some of local government areas of Kaduna state and the need to protect lives and property of members of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), the scheme said on Wednesday that, it has suspended posting Corps members to such areas.
The scheme also said, it had withdrawn all Corps members serving in Kajuru local government area of the state following the recent crisis at KasuwanMagani area of the local government.
He mentioned specifically Birnin-Gwari, Kajuru and any other volatile areas where there is crisis.
NYSC Coordinator in the State, Dahunsi Mohammed who stated this during an interactive session with corps employers in Kaduna State said, there would not be posting of corps members to such areas until it is crystal clear that the areas are save for young Nigerian graduates who are deployed to serve the motherland.
“We are sorry we did not post corps members to places we know there is crisis. We stopped posting corps members to Birnin-Gwari and we have also withdrawn all corps members serving at KasuwaMagani where crisis recently broke out. This will continue until normalcy returns to these areas and other places where we have social unrest”, he said.
On the workshop of the NYSC/Corps Employers with the theme : Tackling Emerging Challenges in Youth Corps Administration Through Greater NYSC / Stakeholders Participation the coordinator said, rejection of Corps members is an obstacle militating against achieving assigned and expected duties in achieving a defined goal.
He said Corps members spend the largest chuck of their service year with their employers, hence the need for the employers make of them that will be etched in their memory of NYSC.
“As long as posting are done without strict compliance with Corps employers request, the challenge of Corps rejection will persist.
He added that rejection of Corps members, underutilization and evasion of service can also lead to Dearth of graduates in areas of specialisation such as engineering, technology, medical sciences, ICT etc.
Earlier in his remarks, the Director General of the Scheme, Brig -gen Suleiman Kazaure who was represented by Hajia Aisha Mohammed said, the NYSC has the tradition of organizing round table discussion with stakeholders especially with Corps employers with the aim of strengthening mutual capacity for the effective engagement of Corps members.
Also speaking the Kaduna State Commissioner for Youths, Sports and Culture Daniel Danauta thanked the NYSC for reviving the interactive session with the view of addressing challenges.

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