The National Youth Service Corps has expressed concern over the rejection of corps members by government institutions to do their internship, directing that henceforth, all organisations especially ministries, departments and agencies should “always accept corps members posted to them for primary assignment.”
A statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Mrs. Abosede Aderibigbe, reminded the MDAs that “corps members are, as far as possible, posted based on their disciplines and within the limits imposed by the current NYSC posting policy.”
She said, “All corps employers are to note that the corps members answered the clarion call to participate in the national service out of patriotism and have always passionately looked forward to rendering services for the progress of their fatherland.
“In view of the foregoing, all stakeholders, including employers, are requested to always give the young men and women of the NYSC the necessary support and encouragement, by accepting them whenever they are posted for primary assignment.
“It is noteworthy that rejection of corps members posted to organisations, resulting in some of them roaming the streets in search of places of service, is at variance with the ideals of the founding fathers of the NYSC scheme and should therefore be discouraged by all well-meaning Nigerians.
“On our part, we in the NYSC remain committed to contributing to the socio-economic development of our dear country through harnessing of the potentials of these patriotic youth, and will continue to count on the support of all and sundry in that regard.”
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