Stop Collecting N4,000 Call-Up Letter Fee, NANS Urges NYSC

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There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the introduction of N4,000 for call-up letters issuance by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has waded into the lingering controversy over the introduction of N4,000 for call-up letters issuance. Describing the fee as dreadful, scandalous, outrageous, awful, disgusting, deplorable, and wicked.


The association’s Public Relations Officer in Zone D, Jeremiah Olatinwo, in a statement, said the reason put forward by the Director-General, Brigadier-General Johnson Olawumi, to justify the fee was outrageous.
The NYSC said the fee was introduced to improve the service delivery of NYSC to corps members. But
Jeremiah said the explanation contravened sections of the Act establishing NYSC. He said state governors and minister of the Federal Capital Territory had statutory responsibility to make subvention available all states’ NYSC directorate to enable it cater adequately for the needs of corps members deployed to the state.

“Every state governing board shall be required to provide such other facilities and materials, including call-up letters, uniform and jungle boots to corps members,” he said.

He added that there was no provision that asked corps members to undertake any financial obligation to the National Youth Service, advising NYSC to retract the “anti-masses policy”.

He appealed to the Federal Government to force the NYSC directorate to terminate the imposed fee, saying it was against the purpose for which the National Youth Service was established.

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