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NYSC trust fund bill scales third reading in the Senate

Senator Adaramodu says the NYSC trust fund will help graduates acquire skills under the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) Programmes.  The Senate has passed a Bill seeking to establish the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Trust Fund. The Bill sponsored by Senator Yemi Adaramodu (APC, Ekiti South), if given assent by President Bola Tinubu will provide a sustainable source of funds for the NYSC, skill acquisition, training and empowerment of Corps members, training and...

Senate to establish NYSC Trust Fund for Corp members 

The Senate bill aims to improve the general welfare of Corp members and NYSC personnel. The Senate has resolved to establish a National Youth Service Trust Fund which would provide sustainable resources of funds for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members. This is as it also plans to train and retrain as well as provide skill acquisition and provide start-up capital for Corp members. These resolutions were sequel to the second reading of a...

Senate set to reconsider NYSC Trust Fund Bill as predicted by OrderPaper

The Senate is set to reconsider the NYSC Trust Fund Bill after failing to get presidential assent on two occasions in the 9th Assembly.   OrderPaper had predicted that the National Assembly will upon its resumption, address some urgent National issues including insecurity, and take a decision as to whether the NYSC scheme is to be retained or scrapped considering the increased rates of kidnappings and killings of corp members. However, upon its resumption, both...

POLICY: Hope rises for youth corps members victimised on election duties

The Reps has raised hope for youth corps members who suffered violence while on elections duties as INEC ad-hoc staff. But will the executive implement the resolution?   In the 2019 general election, Smith, a youth corps member, served as an INEC ad-hoc staff in Ogun state and was attacked by an angry mob at his station. As he recounted, not much support was provided to him by the electoral body or any government parastatal....

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