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NYSC can reduce unemployment in Nigeria – Ogun Commissioner tells FG

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Commissioner for Native Authorities and Chieftaincy Affairs in Ogun State, Afolabi Afuape has suggested the federal authorities to evaluation the Nationwide Youths Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.

Afuape famous that that is vital to deal with the rising price of unemployment within the nation.

The commissioner made this disclosure whereas responding to issues raised by the top of The Muslim Congress within the state who paid him a go to.

The NYSC scheme was established by the then navy authorities headed by Basic Yakubu Gowon (rtd) shortly after the civil conflict to facilitate integration.

Our correspondent learnt that the Waali of TMC in Ogun State, Dr. Abdulrazaq Ogunmoye had earlier lamented the speed of unemployment within the nation.

However, Afuape whereas addressing the group, advocated for the evaluation of the one-year obligatory nationwide service.

He mentioned that the scheme ought to be reviewed to permit graduates to have interaction in small and medium scale enterprises.

He suggested the federal authorities to extend the month-to-month allowance given to the corps members.

Afuape mentioned it will enable the corps members begin a small-scale enterprise instantly after the service yr.

Afuape mentioned, “NYSC was established to advertise the unity of Nigeria. Is NYSC nonetheless vital?

“Are we nonetheless attaining the target? No yr with out the loss of life of 1 corps member or the opposite.

“I need somebody to persuade me that the programme continues to be related.”

The state coordinator of Zakat and Sadakat Basis, Alhaji AbdurRahmon Kewulere-Anifowose counseled Afuape for accepting to be one of many patrons of the inspiration.

He added that the commissioner has influenced many individuals to embrace the observe of paying Zakat as at when due.

NYSC can scale back unemployment in Nigeria – Ogun Commissioner tells FG

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