Employers Reject NYSC Corp Members- Director Complaints. In a pressing concern voiced by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), certain employers in the North-East region have been observed to reject corps members, as revealed by Mr. Garinvwa Ishaya, the NYSC Director overseeing the zone. Speaking at a Corps Employers’ Forum held in Yola, Adamawa State, Mr. Ishaya highlighted the disheartening trend, which he emphasized was discouraging not only to the young individuals involved but also detrimental to the overarching mission of the scheme.
The forum, operating under the theme “Deepening Corps Employers Participation towards Improved Welfare And Security of Corps Members,” served as a platform for stakeholders to deliberate on crucial matters. During the discussions, Mr. Ishaya passionately appealed to employers to embrace corps members deployed to their organizations, stressing that these young talents deserved enabling environments in their primary places of assignment. He underlined the fundamental objective of the NYSC, emphasizing its role in enhancing the nation’s socio-economic development and fostering unity among citizens.
Moreover, Mr. Ishaya articulated the need for employers to fulfill their responsibilities by making statutory welfare provisions for corps members, covering essential aspects such as transportation and accommodation. He also called upon state governments to provide suitable housing for the corps members, urging local council chairmen to extend their support towards the noble objectives of the scheme.
The NYSC State Coordinator in Adamawa, Mr. Jingis Denis, echoed these sentiments, emphasizing the critical nature of the forum. He stated that the event provided a unique platform for participants to brainstorm, exchange ideas, and offer feedback, thus facilitating the effective implementation of the NYSC’s mandate.
The NYSC North-East zonal office, overseeing states including Adamawa, Gombe, Bauchi, Taraba, Yobe, and Borno, emphasized the importance of unity and collaboration among all stakeholders. The resounding message from the forum was clear: the success of the NYSC and the holistic development of the nation depends on the active involvement and support of employers, government bodies, and local communities alike. Together, they can create an environment where young corps members can thrive, contribute meaningfully to society, and pave the way for a brighter future for Nigeria.