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NYSC remits over N500m to federation account in 11 months – NYSC DG

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Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has said that the scheme has remitted at least N511 million to the federation account in 11 months.

Ibrahim stated this on Friday during a press briefing in Abuja.

While noting that the remittance was a contribution to the economy of the nation, he also disclosed that last year, the scheme remitted N280 million to the federation account.

He said that the scheme rejigged the garment factory where Corps members are trained to sew and produce garments.

Ibrahim said that the bakery and table water factory was also rejigged and at the moment, produces products for the scheme and for commercial purposes.

He said the scheme also raises funds from the NYSC cultural troupe when the corps members perform at various functions.

Speaking further, he warned that the scheme has set up measures to ensure that fake graduates are figured out at the orientation camps.

As the 2021 batch C stream 2 orientation programme is set to commence next week Wednesday, he strongly warned that no fake graduate should show up at the orientation camps or risk facing the full wrath of the law.

“No graduate and prospective corps members should present a fake certificate in camp as it is an offence against the law.”

He advised corps members travelling to their camps to ensure that they do not travel at night to avoid accidents or any crime attacks on their way, hence the scheme was working with security agencies to ensure that corps members remained safe and secured.

Ibrahim noted that the resumption of the orientation camp has been staggered to run for several days in order to go in line with the Covid-19 protocols, stressing that all the necessary preparations to meet with the Covid-19 protocols have been put in place.

According to him, “all married pregnant and nursing mothers not deployed to their respective husbands’ places of domicile can now proceed to the NYSC Orientation Camps within their spouses’ States of residence for the Orientation course.

“However, they are to present for registration, in addition to other relevant documents: evidence of marriage, identity of husband, evidence of husband’s place of domicile.”

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