NYSC seeks Aregbesola’s financial support.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has appealed to the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, to start paying allowances to corps members deployed to the state to alleviate their transport and accommodation problems.
The Coordinator of the NYSC in Osun State, Mr. Emmanuel Attah, made the appeal on Monday at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Ede, during the closing ceremony of the 2017 Batch B stream 1 deployed to the state.
Attah also called on the governor to reinstate the subventions to the scheme and solicited financial support for the corps members.
He said, “I use this opportunity to bring to the attention of the Executive Governor of the State of Osun, the enormous challenges facing the NYSC in Osun State and therefore solicit your support to overcome them.
“They are reinstatement of NYSC state subventions. Financial support to subsidize feeding in the camp. Also, payment of state allowances to corps members to ameliorate their transport and accommodation challenges.”
The Deputy Governor, Osun State, Mrs. Titi Laoye-Tomori, who represented Aregbesola, said the governor was working on the requests of the NYSC.
“The governor is already working on the requests presented to him by the NYSC. Appropriate review will be done very soon. You will receive this soon,” she said.
She therefore, urged the corps members to learn new skills in order to be self reliant and competitive after their service year.