- NYSC has decried the activities of some Osun state local government chairmen against corps members in the state
- The Osun state coordinatior of the NYSC alleged that members of the corps were being short-changed by these chairmen
Emmanuel Attah, Osun coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), on Thursday, August 30, said some local government chairmen in the state were short-changing the scheme.
Speaking during the swearing-in ceremony of 2018 Batch B, Stream II at NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ede, Osun, Attah said NYSC didn’t get funds released to it by Governor Rauf Aregbesola through some council chairmen.
“Governor sir, I am constrained to bring before you, the attitude of some of your local government executive chairmen. We are bringing the case to you to take immediate action because the NYSC is being short-changed by these local government chairmen.
“The monthly imprest that are supposed to accrue to NYSC local inspectors for running offices are not been given to them.
“While some council chairmen are remitting theirs to the scheme at the local government level, some deliberately refused to release this fund which had been released by Mr Governor to cushion the hardship the scheme is going through.
“We have lost confidence in them and we are bringing it before you to take action because we can no longer bear it,” the Osun NYSC coordinator said.
Attah told the new corps members to see their mobilisation as an opportunity to contribute their quota to the socio-economic growth of the nation as the business of nation building was everybody’s business.
Aregbesola, represented by Mudasiru Husain, acting secretary to the state government, congratulated the corps members on the successful completion of their educational endeavors.
He said the swearing-in ushered them into a new phase of duty and service to their fatherland and admonished them to be the nation’s ambassadors of peace and unification. He also urged the corps members to shun get rich-quick syndrome and embrace virtues of diligence, hard work and integrity.
Aregbesola informed the corps members that they would be participating in conducting the forthcoming state governorship election and 2019 general election. He therefore urged them to shun all forms of gratification and inducement capable of marring the credibility of the election and destroying the collaboration between INEC and NYSC.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that 2025 corps members, comprising 1270 males and 755 women, where administered the oaths of allegiance by the chief judge of Osun, represented by Justice Kudirat Akano.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that popular musician Davido registered for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program.
The musician's arrival at the NYSC camp has been a topic of discussion among his fans and some entertainers.
The Omo Baba Olowo (OBO) crooner decided to share a picture of him arriving at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos.
Looking at the picture, Davido obviously caused a bit of commotion as he arrived at the camp as his fellow corps members were falling over themselves to catch a glimpse of him.
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