The Nigeria Senate has rejected a bill sponsored by Senator Emmanuel Bwacha (Taraba-South) seeking to amend the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Act to allow corps members modify the NYSC uniform to conform with their religious beliefs.
If the bill had been passed, it would have allowed corps members to wear skirt, hijab, among others to suit their faith.
An International Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Mercy Corps, has reiterated its commitment towards youth mentorship across the country.
The Director for Nigeria's Mercy Corps, Darius Radcliffe, disclosed this today during a courtesy call on NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure in his office.
Radcliffe said the aim of Mercy Corps is to alleviate the suffering of teenagers and youths, who are victims of societal abuse such as child molestation, rape and other types of assault.
Towards increasing the scope of youth empowerment and job creation among graduate youths, a firm, General Electric, has proposed to train Corps Members in different vocational skills.
It also reiterated its commitment to the development of Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme of NYSC Scheme, aimed at job creation among Corps Members.
Corps Members have been advised to embrace loan opportunities to finance their businesses and become wealth creators through the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
The Director-General, Brigadier General Sulaiman Kazaure, stated this today at Oyo State Orientation Camp in Iseyin, while addressing the 2017 Batch 'B' Stream Two Corps Members deployed to Ogun, Kwara and Oyo States but dislodged to Iseyin camp for their Orientation.
The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has while appreciating stakeholders of the scheme for their commitment and contribution solicits more support to make it better.
In a statement released by the NYSC it says:
"The NYSC Management wishes to appreciate the support of various stakeholders towards the successful discharge of the Scheme's mandate, especially with regards to the ongoing 2017 Batch 'B' (Stream One) Orientation Course.
The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Sulaiman Kazaure has urged corps members to leave indelible footprints in their host communities by providing socio-infrastructural facilities that would ameliorate the sufferings of their host communities.