NYSC to Support Corps Members with business funds

National Youths Service Corps Members Taking Oath of Allegiance at the NYSC Orientation camp in Lagos.

National Youths Corps Members serving across the county have been assured that the National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, has set mechinery in place to provide funds for them to start their own businesses.

The NYSC Lagos State Coordinator, Mr. Eddy Megwa made this known at the swearing-in of the 2022 Batch “A” Corps members posted to Lagos state at the NYSC temporary Orientation camp in Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos.

He said that the fund would be made available to Corps Members through the NYSC Trust Fund which would soon be implemented after the final approval by the National Assembly.

He explained that the Trust Fund was necessary so that Corps members that wished to go into businesses of their own could be supported financially.

Mr. Megwa stressed that when fresh graduates were given the opportunity to create businesses of their own, less youths would be scrapping for the scarce white collar job in the society.

He noted that apart from contributing immensely to the economic growth of the nation, the business oriented Corps members would also be able to employ other people thereby, reducing the rate of unemployment in the country.

Addressing the 2022 Batch “A” Corps members posted to Lagos state, the State Coordinator urged them to see the two weeks orientation course they would be undergoing as a period of preparing them for the task ahead of them in the one year mandatory National service to the nation.

Mr. Megwa asked them to comply with camp rules and ensure that they tapped into all the opportunities inherent in the different trainings that they would be exposed to during the orientation programme.

He also charged them to see their service year as a period of contributing their quota to National development wherever they found themselves.

The NYSC boss in Lagos state however, thanked the Lagos state government for supporting the NYSC in the state over the years.

He urged the Local government authorities in Lagos state to continue to support the NYSC scheme by showing love and care towards Corps members posted to their domains.

Justice Yakubu Oshoala, who represented the Chief Judge of Lagos state at the occasion administered Oath of Allegiance on the Two Thousand, Two Hundred and Forty-five corps members at the event.

The Martial Arts group added colour to the event.

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