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Minister Praises National Assembly for Passing NYSC Trust Fund Bill

Mr. Ayodele Olawande, the Minister of State for Youth Development, has commended the National Assembly for passing the NYSC Trust Fund Bill, hailing it as a significant step towards enhancing skill acquisition and empowerment for graduates participating in the national youth service program.

Olawande lauded the rigorous legislative process that led to the passage of the bill, which had been under consideration for over two years. He expressed relief that the 10th National Assembly had made history by passing the transformative legislation, which promises to expedite efforts in engaging Nigeria’s graduate youth productively.

The Minister emphasized that the NYSC Trust Fund Bill represents a milestone achievement, deserving commendation for all involved in its realization. He highlighted the potential of the bill to significantly contribute to the development and empowerment of Nigerian youth.

“It is refreshing and heartwarming to receive the news of the passage of this important Bill. I congratulate the NYSC family in particular and extend a special appreciation to the sponsor of the Bill, Senator Yemi Adaramodu, for his dogged commitment. Now, we have a good pedestal upon which to stand in our efforts to improve camp facilities, enhance the welfare of corps members and staff of the scheme; as well as reinvigorate the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) initiative of the NYSC,” the Minister said.

Olawande called on stakeholders in the youth development sector to continue to partner with the youth ministry to evolve ingenious ways to address the challenges of unemployment and skill gap bedeviling the youths, stating that the NYSC trust fund bill could be the beginning of other lofty initiatives aimed at harnessing resources for holistic youth empowerment.

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