Prospective NYSC members to choose where they wish to serve

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Brigadier-General Johnson Bamidele Olawumi

Brigadier-General Johnson Bamidele Olawumi

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme would no longer entertain request from people seeking for concessional postings for their wards, relatives and friends mobilised for the NYSC mandatory one-year service.

To this end, the scheme has introduced what it described as ‘self deployment’ mechanism to enable prospective corps members choose a state, where they wished to serve their fatherland.

Olawumi, made the disclosure during an interview at the opening ceremony of a training organised by the NYSC and the Housing Developers Cooperative Society for corps members at the NYSC Orientation Camp Kubwa, Abuja.

He explained that their online platform was designed in such a way that corps members that have been enjoying concessional posting would not be denied the privileges, urging members of the public to stop disturbing the scheme with their requests, as it would not be granted.

“The NYSC is barring concessional posting, we have to take that decision, because in the past, we allowed concessional posting for prospective corps members, who have medical challenge, or married women or pregnant women, but as it stands now, our online registration platform has been designed in such away to address the problem of those prospective corps members who have health challenges or married women.

“So, all they need to do is that, in the process of doing their registration, there are information these categories of people need to supply and upload. Our portal has been designed in such a way that it will automatically post them to where they filled.

“I want to say that in the past few weeks we have been receiving requests from various quarters; ministries, departments, agencies, private institutions and individuals seeking for concessional posting. I want to say that they are just wasting their time,” he categorically asserted.

The NYSC boss maintained that the scheme and the Housing Developers’ Cooperative Society had teamed up to train corps members to bridge shortage of skilled manpower in housing sector.

According to him, “the inauguration of 200 youth corps members for training in special areas of labour need in the housing development sector reaffirms our pledge to give useful skills to every willing graduate partaking in the national service.”

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