The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has appealed to Ogun government to resuscitate monthly payment of stipends to corps members in the state government Ministries, Departments and Agencies .
Dr Belinda Faniyi, the NYSC State Coordinator , made the appeal in Sagamu on Thursday during the swearing -in ceremony of the Batch “B” Stream 11 corps members deployed to the state.
Faniyi noted that the government should put into consideration the economic contribution of the Corps members to the development of the state especially with the present economic situation in the country.
She pleaded with Gov. Dapo Abiodun to constitute the NYSC State Governing Board and the Local Government committees which would be involved in the welfare of the corps members in the state and local government areas .
The NYSC state coordinator also seek support from the state government in the establishment of a Skill Acquisition Development Centre within the camp for the in-camp and post – camp training of corps members .
She said that the gesture would also benefit the host community and the state in general .
She expressed gratitude to Gov. Dapo Abiodun for his support towards the NYSC in the state .
“I say a big thank you to his Excellency for the recent employment of two of our serving corps members during the launch of the job portal .
“At the end of registration, a total of 1, 719 prospective corps members, comprising 798 males and 921 females of various disciplines were registered and eligible to be formally inducted into the National Youth Service Corps, ” She said.
In his speech, Gov. Dapo Abiodun, noted that the NYSC scheme was making a great impact in the various sectors of the National economy .
The governor, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youths and Sports, Kola Fagbohun, noted that the scheme had contributed to the growth of the educational , health and other sectors through the provision of highly skilled manpower especially in the rural areas .
He urged the corps members to take up the national challenge and contribute positively to the growth of the nation.
The governor assured that government would continue to support and internalise the development tenets of NYSC not only for the continued development of all sectors of the economy but to ensure a solid foundation for the continued development of the state.
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