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‘I firmly believe in NYSC & I think it should remain a national programme’ – Buhari

ABUJA (Ooduarere) –  President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said that the National Youth Service Corps was still relevant for national coordination and solidarity.  To this end, he had vowed his administration’s dedication to take every single essential activity in keeping up the system.

President Buhari gave the certification in the wake of getting a preparation from authorities of the Federal Ministry of Youth Development drove by the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Rabi Jimeta.

The President who confirmed his certainty and trust in the system said that the target for which the plan was set up in 1973 was still exceptionally applicable for national advancement.

Jimeta had before told the President that the expanding number of NYSC members participan posed a challenge to the plan because of the lessening revenue, from the national spending plan, to take care of their needs.

As per her, the yearly enrolment of corps members had expanded from 2,364 at beginning in 1974 to 229,016 in 2014.

Likewise, talking, the Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier-General Johnson Olawumi, told the President that there were arrangements to make the plan voluntary and reduce the corps populace to make the program more sustainable.


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