NYSC@45: Corps members mobilised to community services
As the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) marks its 45 years anniversary, corps members have been mobilised across the country to volunteer on community services.
Speaking yesterday in Abuja while flagging off the activities, Director General of the scheme, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure, said the 37 NYSC secretariats across the country has been engaged in various community services such as sanitation, medical outreach, hospitals and motherless babies homes visitation as well as visitations to some internally displaced persons (IDPs).
He spoke through the Director, Community Development Services, Mr Steve Ehoda-Adi.
The FCT Corps members offered sanitation services in Jabi park as well as medical services.
He said the scheme started in 1973 with 2,364 corps members but presently, the scheme mobilises about 300,000 corps members annually hence the presence of the scheme was present in all 774 local government areas of the federation.
General Yakubu Gowon, who introduced the scheme, had while speaking at the grand finale of the 2018 NNPC National Science Quiz competition in Abuja recently, that the first set graduates mobilised at that time protested and insisted that they would not accept the policy, but gave in after enlightenment and sensitisation.