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NYSC should be better funded – Gov. El-Rufai

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-NYSC is an agent of national unity and development.

-Corp members should be posted to new places so as to better understand Nigeria’s structure and challenges.

The Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, on Wednesday advocated for more funds to be allocated for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to make it function effectively.

The call was made by El-Rufai when he received the leadership of the NYSC, led by its Director General, Brig.-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure who were on a courtesy call to the governor in Kaduna.

Kazaure is reportedly in Kaduna for a 3-day pre-orientation workshop for the 2017 batch ‘B’ corps members orientation exercise.

“So, whatever the NYSC scheme needs to successfully take care of corps members, for them to go wherever they want to be in Nigeria, should be fully funded.’’ He said.

“From what I hear, many young people now don’t like going to states other than where they will be comfortable.”

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“They think places where they have never been to are hostile communities and they don’t want to go there. “But I will like to use this medium to appeal to our young people to be adventurous.”

“NYSC will make you go to places you have never been because that is how you will know more about Nigeria.’’

Gov. El-Rufai further said posting corp members to new areas will help them understand the country, its structure and challenges better.

“This is what I will like to see the NYSC do, instead of fixing postings; just allow the computer to post people based on where they have gone to school,’’ he said.

Earlier, the NYSC boss, said the choice of Kaduna State, to host the event, was in appreciation of the support and hospitality the scheme enjoys from the government and its people.

The director general assured that the scheme, under his leadership, would continue to build on its solid foundation, as well as come up with initiatives that would promote national integration.

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