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Corpers Will Be Sent To Farms – NYSC FCT Coordinator

by on April 13, 2018
 

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, says it will include farming and crop production as part of the one year primary assignment for corps members from the next service year.

The NYSC FCT Coordinator, Bello Ballama said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Abuja on Thursday.

He said that the move was to help address corps members’ rejection by some employers, through the engagement of more corps members in all aspects of farming and crop production.

The coordinator said that the move was also aimed at boosting the NYSC Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development, SAED, Programme.

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Ballam said the scheme was therefore putting all its farms in good condition in readiness for corps members to commence its use.

“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.

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“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.

He said that the scheme was still faced with the challenge of corps members being rejected by organisations they were posted to carry out their one year primary assignment.

The coordinator said that in spite of discussion the scheme had with corps employers not to reject corps members, the NYSC was still faced with the problem every year.

He said that some corps employers do not provide accommodation and transportation to corps members who are left to suffer harsh
living conditions.

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“We have held a workshop with corps employers and have interacted with them and we look forward to a better relationship and working environment for corps members in the next year,“ he said.

NAN reports that some of the farms owned and run by the scheme are located in Benue, Plateau, FCT among other states.

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  • April 13, 2018 at 10:19 am

    Comment…NYSC will be send to the farm, what a mess in this country, an unfortunate events in this country. How many of the children of the senators, ministers, governors, house of reps and house of Assembly members are doing their NYSC in the farms. Their children will be in their sitting room and in oversea countries of the world doing their national service and on the passing out day (pop) they will all show up to collect their certificate or they will even send it to them and you people are now saying corpers will now be posted to the farm, hell on you people, sending poor men corps members to the farm fool of you people. send the child of senators or governors to the farm with the #19,800 they are collecting as allawee. Fool of you people NYSC that is meant for poor people. I pray may God help us in this country ooo.

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  • April 13, 2018 at 10:22 am

    Comment…Comment…NYSC will be send to the farm, what a mess in this country, an unfortunate events in this country. How many of the children of the senators, ministers, governors, house of reps and house of Assembly members are doing their NYSC in the farms. Their children will be in their sitting room and in oversea countries of the world doing their national service and on the passing out day (pop) they will all show up to collect their certificate or they will even send it to them and you people are now saying corpers will now be posted to the farm, hell on you people, sending poor men corps members to the farm fool of you people. send the child of senators or governors to the farm with the #19,800 they are collecting as allawee. Fool of you people NYSC that is meant for poor people. I pray may God help us in this country ooo.

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  • Edeke D.
    April 13, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    You can also leave your office, come to Ebonyi state and acquire skills on rice production.
    Thanks

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