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NYSC generates N511m operating surplus for Federation Account

The National Youth Service Corps says it generated N511m operating surplus to be paid into the Federation Account for 2021.

The Director-General of the NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Ibrahim Shuaibu, said this in an interview with journalists in Abuja on Friday.

According to him, the amount was generated through its revenue-generating ventures.

He said the figure was N231m higher than the sum remitted by the NYSC in 2020.

Ibrahim said the N511m operating surplus of the NYSC this year was generated from five major sources of revenue.

The sources were the NYSC garment factories in Anambra and Niger states as well as the bakery and table water factories in Abuja.

Other included revenue from film productions and national troupe bookings and performances.

He said, “From these ventures, we generated over N280m in 2020, which we paid into the federation account.

“For 2021, we have generated N511m, which we will also pay to the federation account. This is our contribution to the national economy.”

The NYSC DG expressed optimism that the organisation would continue to boost its revenue generation to improve the fiscal space for national spending.

To increase revenue, Ibrahim said the NYSC would maintain its internal financial management reforms and keep tapping the potential of corps members. Punchng


Africa: Those behind scrapping NYSC don’t mean well for Nigeria - Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, says those clamouring for the scrapping of the National Youth Service Corps scheme did not mean well for the country.

Sultan said this on Monday in his palace, when the Batch A, Stream 2 corps members currently undergoing orientation exercise paid him a courtesy visit.
His Eminence explained that the NYSC scheme was established to foster unity among Nigerian youths.

“I heard there is a bill for the scrapping of NYSC scheme at the National Assembly, let me tell you those behind that bill did not mean well for this country.

“NYSC scheme is most needed now when Nigeria is divided along ethnic, religious background.

“I welcome corp members posted to Sokoto, the most peaceful state in Nigeria. You should look at the state as your second home. I enjoined you to respect the customs, and traditions of your host communities.

“I urged you to be security conscious while staying in Sokoto, you know there are security challenges now all over the world which we here have our own share, don’t stay outside late at night, if you have any challenges, contact your district head because they are like your father and guardian,” he added.

He also affirmed that no non-indigene in the state would be touched because a Northerner is killed in Owerri, Enugu, Aba, as another person cannot bear the punishment for what someone did elsewhere.

He further disclosed that the two major religions in Nigeria, Christian and Islam are against killing innocent people for no just cause saying, “life is sacred and no one has right to take it except God.”

Earlier, the State Coordinator of NYSC, Mr Philip Enaberue, thanked Sultan for his unflinching support to the scheme in the state.

Enaberue further said as tradition, they were in the palace to pay homage to Sultan and seek his fatherly advice. Punch

No corper must die - NYSC warns coordinators

The National Youth Service Corps has told  its  state  coordinators   to make   the  welfare of corps members  a top priority.

The NYSC Director General, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim,  said  in Abuja on Tuesday no corps member should die during or after the  Batch A 2020 orientation course.

He said the  coordinators must  ensure that  sick corps members  were treated.

Ibrahim said this during his  pre-orientation meeting with  area coordinators, state coordinators, camp directors, camp commandants and security  officials  at the NYSC headquarters.

He said, “The safety  of life  and property of corps members is paramount to us. The management places a high premium on the health and welfare of corps members. Therefore, state coordinators should sensitise all camp officials to deal with corps members with empathy.

“The quality and quantity of food served in all camps must be of acceptable standards while the menu timetable must be strictly adhered to.

“Sick corps members must be promptly taken to the camp clinic and anyone not showing signs of recovery must be referred to standard hospitals.

“We don’t want any death of corps members. We have administrative procedures, and the essence of this warning is that every  one of us should take our jobs very seriously.”

According to the DG, the scheme has trained over 1.4 million corps members through various skill acquisition programmes. Punch

Ex-corper tackles NYSC, demands N260m for language project he executed

An accountant, Boboye Olaribigbe, has accused the National Youth Service Corps of refusing to pay him the copyright value of a language project he executed for the scheme more than a decade ago.

He demanded N260m as costs for the project, while threatening to take legal action if the demand was not met.

Olaribigbe, while speaking to Punch, said he got approval to convert the NYSC Language Handbook into audio format in 2006.

He said the concept, which he developed after his service year as a corps member in Enugu State, was aimed at solving language problems encountered by corps members in the country.

The 43-year-old noted that he sourced different language experts, who participated in the project, adding that the audio was produced in compact disks and cassettes.

Olaribigbe, who claimed to have got a letter of approval for the project from a former Director-General of the NYSC, Brig. Gen. Yusuf Bomoi, said he successfully executed the project.

His lawyer, Mr Amara Ibekwe, on November 12, 2019, wrote a letter to the NYSC demanding payment for the project.

The letter, a copy of which was obtained by our correspondent, stated, “We established that our client served in your institution as a youth corps member in 2004/2005 in Enugu State with NYSC no: EN/EPA/04/184142, certificate no: A892295, trading under the name and style of Maltbrains Nigeria Limited.

He added that it was a shock to Olaribigbe that the NYSC “circumvented and neglected his brainchild” and disregarded his work.

Punch obtained another letter dated February 7, 2020, written by Ibekwe as a reminder, urging the NYSC to pay the former corps member.

The lawyer copied the Ministry of Youths and Sports, the National Orientation Agency, the Attorney General of the Federation and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

The Deputy Director of Community Development Service, NYSC, Sunday Oyinke, urged Olaribigbe to be patient. Punch

Nigeria NYSC issues stern warning to service evasion offenders

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has issued a stern warning to corps members who have the habit of avoiding or stalling their service year.

According to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), those who fail to report for service in the Service Corps in the manner directed by the Directorate ”is guilty of an offence and liable on Conviction to a fine of N2000.00 or to imprisonment for a term of 12 months, or to both such fine and imprisonment.”

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This was made known in a statement released on their twitter account on Wednesday.

The statement read: ”This is to inform all eligible Nigerian graduates that NYSC Management has recently commenced the process of prosecuting mobilized graduates who willfully failed to turn up for National Service especially during.. 2019 Batch ‘C’ Service Year.

”The decision is in compliance with Section 13 (1) (a) of the NYSC Act which stipulates that any person who fails to report for service in the Service Corps in the manner directed by the Directorate or as the case may be prescribed pursuant to the provisions of this Act…” is guilty of an offence and liable on Conviction to a fine of N2000.00 or to imprisonment for a term of 12 months, or to both such fine and imprisonment.

”According, Management hereby magnanimously gives all 2019 Batch ‘C’ mobilized graduates who fails to turn up for service to, revalidate their call up instruments as soon as the portal opens for 2020 Batch ‘A’ registration, or risk the application of the full weight of the law.

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”This notice serves as a final warning and you are please advised to abide by it”. Dailypost

In Kano State: NYSC bars 8 foreign-trained graduates over inability to defend degrees

The National Youth Service Corps Coordinator in Kano State, Ladan Baba, says no fewer than eight foreign-trained graduates were refused registration due to incomplete and inconsistent documents.

Baba revealed this on Monday during the passing out parade of the 2019 Batch ‘B’ Corps members after three-week orientation course at the NYSC permanent camp in Kusalla, Karaye Local Government Area of the state.

According to him, some of the graduates were also blocked online from registration as a result of failure to defend their degrees as foreign students after physical verification of their results.

He said that out of the 1,700 corps members posted to the state for their service year, 1,592 were registered and went through various skill acquisition training.

The coordinator called on the corps members to contribute immensely towards the development of the state and country.

Buba said contribution could be on the state initiative on girl-child education, adult and mass literacy campaign, sustainable development goals, and campaign against drug abuse.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, represented by his deputy, Dr. Nasir Gawuna, called on the corps members to understand the culture of their host communities and other aspects of their lives.

Ganduje urged them to identify viable projects that was of benefit to their host communities and mobilise them to realise the lofty ideals of the programme for their benefits.

Ganduje urged the corps members to imbibe the values of leadership, courage and resourcefulness throughout their service year. (NAN)


NYSC pays N1m to families of slain Corps members

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has paid N1 million to the families of Oluwatobiloba Popoola and George Onakpoma, Corps members killed at their place of primary assignment in Bayelsa State.

The Corps members were killed on March 20, at Victory International School, Yenagoa.
This newspaper also reported how the families of the victims expressed their displeasure over the silence of the police and NYSC on the investigation into the attack.

After Premium Times report, the Bayelsa police announced the arrest of a suspected killer of the corps members.

The NYSC also told Premium Times about plans to compensate the families of the victims.
Also, the only survivor of the attack, Gbenga Dada, who was earlier denied his allowances while in hospital, got paid.

Jacob Popoola, the next of kin of Oluwatobiloba, told our correspondent that he got “insurance benefit on behalf of Popoola’s family at NYSC office in Oyo State.

“At about 1:30 p.m. today, I got the insurance benefit from NYSC with respect to the death of our son. We got a cheque of N1 million and I must thank Premium Times for consistent reports on this issue.”

“Popoola’s family is happy with the impact we got from good practice of journalism. We hope that by the time the police are done with the investigation of the attack that led to the death of our son, we will be briefed,” he said.

Mr. Onakpoma’ brother, Honest Akpos, also said that the scheme” just reached out to them”.
“My sister who is a next of kin to the deceased just told me that she was called from NYSC office in Warri for the compensation. But she could not go today. She will be there to receive the necessary on Monday.” (Independent)


NYSC boss warns against unauthorised trips

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has cautioned corps members to avoid embarking on unauthorized journeys during their service year.

Brig. Gen. Ibrahim said this while speaking with a group of corps members who attended the official coronation and presentation of Staff of Office to the 12th Emir of Nasarawa, Alhaji Ibrahim Usman Jibril, on Saturday in Nasarawa town of Nasarawa State.

He decried the lackadaisical attitude of some members of the service corps, saying: “My dear children in the national service, it has become worrisome that some of you embark on journeys which ordinarily you should not engage in. (My caution is predicated on the need for) to prevent avoidable accident and death during service.”

 General Ibrahim, one-time Commandant, Command Secondary School Suleja and Registrar Nigerian Army University Biu, charged the corps members to take their personal security with utmost concern.

“Do not leave your places of primary assignment or your residence without informing your colleagues about your whereabouts and endeavour to let your friends know where you are at every point in time.

“NYSC has given you printed documents that contain the names and contact of all security agencies within your local government area of service. Please get in touch with any of the agencies in case of any challenge. On our part, we shall continue to make your welfare sacrosanct,” the Director General said.

The Director-General who once served as Military Assistant to past Director-Generals between 1996 and 1999 said that NYSC will henceforth take drastic measures against any erring and recalcitrant corps members who flout the rules and regulations in line with the NYSC Bye-Law. (PRNigeria)

Female corps member collapses, dies at NYSC Orientation Camp

A female Corps member, Magdalene Yohanna, posted to Bauchi State for the mandatory one-year national service has been reported dead.


Reports have it that the late Corps member collapsed at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Wailo few days after she reported to camp, but later died few minutes after she was rushed to the Trauma Center of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) Bauchi.

It was gathered that the unfortunate incident happened on the meditation ground, four days after the 2019 Batch “A” Corps members reported for the three weeks orientation course at the Wailo camp of the National Youth Service Corp, NYSC in Ganjuwa local government area of Bauchi State.

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It was further gathered that on the fateful morning of April 1, late Miss Magdalene Yohanna had reportedly complained to the NYSC officials about her protracted asthmatic condition and she would not be fit to attend the ‘morning meditation’ but her complainants fell on deaf ears.

However, all efforts of the doctor to save her life proved abortive. (Nigerian Tribune)
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