The Federal Government has said the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) will be reformed to make it a revenue-generating agency.
The service will also be reformed to reflect the present realities of the nation.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Youth Development, Jamila Bio-Ibrahim, when she appeared on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics programme.
“We all understand that resources are dwindling, even oil revenues are not as they used to be but we will find innovative ways of ensuring that corps members’ welfare is well-taken care of.
“When it comes to remuneration and looking totally at the holistic funding of the NYSC, we have announced a reform of the NYSC scheme itself. So, we want the scheme to go beyond that social programme of government to be that revenue-generating scheme and agency.
“The reforms which transform the NYSC into a revenue-generating agency and prepare the corps members for the job market and to be decently and gainfully employed or to be employers of labour through entrepreneurship and of course, perfect matching into primary assignment and all the support they need in that career path.”
She also disclosed that corps members were no longer posted to states deemed unsafe in the wake of worsening security conditions in the country.
“As an immediate intervention of the government and the NYSC as an agency, we have actually stopped posting corps members to the very unsafe states.