Corps members to be posted to farms from next year – NYSC

NYSC to post Corps members to farms

As from next service year, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says youth corps members will participate in compulsory farming and crop production.

FCT coordinator of the Corps, Bello Balame, who made this known, said it will be part of the one year primary assignment of youth corps members.

According to him, the measure aims at boosting the NYSC skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development programme.

He also explained that the farming programme will address the challenges of employers rejection of corps members, and the increasing number of people participating in the scheme.

“Corps members will be involved in all aspects of farming and crop production.

 “This will not only support skills acquisition of NYSC but also governments plan of boosting agricultural production to improve self-reliance and achieve national growth and development.

“From this 2018 Batch ‘A’ Stream I set of corps members who are commencing orientation on April 19, we are going to look into all the farm formations and centres to be able to post corps members there.

“We have farms in the FCT and many other states of the country; the present leadership of the scheme is poised to ensuring the revival of all NYSC facilities including the farms.

“The NYSC is faced with the challenge of engaging the increasing number of corps members mobilised every year.

 “We therefore, have to take proactive steps towards achieving our mandate and supporting the federal government’s plans for youth development,” he said.
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