The Federal Government has on Tuesday released funds meant for the mobilization of Batch ‘A’ Stream two of the National Youth Service Corps members slated to commence Saturday.
This followed after the Director-General of the NYSC, Sule Kazaure, announced that the program will be postponed as a result of lack of funds.
In his words, “We are presently at a loss in NYSC now as there is no money for us to mobilise thousands of prospective corps members in the Batch A Stream 2 to camp this Saturday.”
“This is in spite of efforts made by us to get things done in that direction several weeks ago.The problem staring us in the face arose from the N13 billion shortfall we had in the 2016 budget estimate which the agency made strong request for its provision during budget defence.”
The statement released today Tuesday 16 by NYSC states that funds have finally been released.
“The National Youth Service Corps wishes to express profound appreciation of the federal government’s intervention through the release of funds for the 2016 Batch ’A’ stream II orientation course.
“Consequent upon government’s intervention, Management is pleased to inform prospective Corps members, parents, guardians and the rest of the general public that the 2016 Batch ‘A’ Stream II orientation course will hold as planned.
“As a reminder, all are to note that the Orientation Course will commence on Saturday, 21st May, 2016 and end on Monday, 6th June, 2016.Therefore, all prospective corps members are advised to print their call-up letters online or collect same from their respective institutions of graduation as applicable.
“They are to report to the orientation camps in their states of deployment whose addresses would be shown on their call-up letters.Management wishes all prospective Corps members a hitch-free and rewarding orientation course,” the statement read.