Written by: Corper Seun Albert Oyelude (KG/18A/0007)
Many of us never realized we were adults, until the responsibilities of adulthood came knocking. For some of us, those responsibilities are not unfamiliar, because we have spent most parts of our lives fending for ourselves. While for many of us, we are approaching that phase of our lives very fast.
The Federal Government has made provisions for corps members to be covered by the health insurance in the 2018 budget. Corpers don’t need to rely on the doctors in camp. Any youth corper will be entitled to go to any hospital in the location in the local government that is covered by health insurance.
This will be implemented from the one percent of consolidated revenue fund to be dedicated to health, as stipulated by the National Health Act.
Samuel Onu, a graduate of Abia State University, currently serving in Lagos State, slumped and died a day after he complained of having headache.
According to report, he was healthy as at the time he left for work. The of his death is still unknown.
Onu was a graduate of Abia State University. However, some of his friends have taken to their social media handles to mourn him. One of his friends disclosed that on Tuesday night, May 15, late Onu complained of having headache but gave up the ghost when he was rushed to the hospital.
In the course of registering for the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme, there are mistakes to avoid which has serious consequences.
Below are the mistakes prospective corps members should avoid in the course of NYSC registration for mobilization:
1. Registration by proxy: affected PCM can not register at camp because the biometrics is not his/hers.
The Students’ Affairs Division of the University of Lagos (UNIALAG) has released the list of graduates/prospective corps members (PCM) for the 2018 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Batch ‘B’ Mobilization Exercise.
UNILAG prospective corps members can now verify their personal data and send complaints (if any).
All graduates/prospective corps members (PCM) are advised to confirm their inclusion and details from the link below:
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has increased transport and local allowances of corps members during orientation programmes.
A statement by Director Press and Publications department of the scheme, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi said 2018 Batch ‘A’ corps members have lauded the increase when the Director General of the NYSC, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure visited the Ebonyi State Orientation Camp.
Corps members transport allowance has been increased from N1,500 to N1,800 while the local allowance is now N1,400 against the earlier N1,000.
A corps member who was serving in Bayelsa state has been reported dead after falling into a river while trying to take selfie.
The man who is yet to be identified was taking a selfie when he met his untimely death. The incident took place at Ogbolomaibiri, Nembe on Friday, May 4.
The late corps member was capturing his beautiful moment at the top of a jetty when he reportedly slipped and fell inside the river. His corpse was recovered about 30 minutes later.
The management of the National Youth Service Corps,(NYSC), Taraba State, has reacted to the heavy rainfall that caused a major disaster and injured some Corps members at the orientation camp. The occurrence was described by the management as a natural disaster.
This followed protest by corps members about the disaster, which led to the injury of an undisclosed number of corps members.
The NYSC spokesperson, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, in reacting to the report said that the rainstorm blew off some of the camp’s roof, injuring corps members in the process.
The Director-General of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure , has urged Corp members to be security conscious in their respective host communities and also avoid lone movements.
Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure stated this on Wednesday in Gombe State Orientation Camp while addressing 1,624 Corps Members deployed to the State.
The Director-General of the National Youth Sevice Corps, Brigadier General Zakari Kazaure, while assuring Corps Members posted to serve in Taraba State of adequate security has warned then against evangelism.
He insisted that the concern of the corps members should be to serve and not to go and indoctrinate the host communities.
Kazaure said these on Wednesday in Jalingo when he visited Corps members currently undergoing orientation course at the NYSC camp, Sibre, near Jalingo.
As thousands of the 2017 batch ‘A’ corps members across the country wound up the one year mandatory service to the country, five died during the service year.
Coordinator of the scheme in Kaduna state, Dahunsi Mohammed, announced the deaths, at the Passing out Parade (PoP), yesterday.
The PoP is the last of the four cardinal points of the NYSC; orientation course, place of primary assignment, community development service (CDS) and the PoP.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has released the senate approved mobilization list list of the various institutions for the 2018 Batch A. The Verification portal is now active.
All prospective corps members (2018 Batch ‘A’) can now check the Senate / Academic Board approved mobilization list of their various institutions on the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) portal for free.