ABUJA, NOVEMBER 25, 2016 – The Federal Government has directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) not to reject corps members posted to them by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
A statement signed by the NYSC Director of Press, Mrs. Bose Aderibigbe, said the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal, gave the directive in a circular sent to MDAs.
Aderibigbe said the circular, with reference number SGF.15/T/745, criticised the growing incidence of ejection of corps members posted to government establishments.
“To put an end to this undesirable development, we have reiterated that the directive that MDAs should not reject youth corps members posted to them for their primary assignment is still in force, “ the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted the circular as saying on Friday.
“Engr. Lawal said government’s directive was imperative in order to maintain the objective of the NYSC scheme which includes involvement of Nigerian graduates of specific age category in national development and integration.
She said government establishments were also directed to ensure that corps members were actively engaged during their primary assignment.