The All Nigeria Youth National Coalition hailed the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Trust Fund Project, noting that it would address the infrastructure gap, boost entrepreneurship and graduate employment across the country. .
Speaking under the umbrella of the Coalition of Ethnic Nationality Youth Leaders of Nigeria (CENYLON), a group of young leaders from diverse ethnic groups in Nigeria, the youths said the NYSC program had played an unquantifiable role in promoting national cohesion and giving new graduates the necessary work experience in an organization.
A statement co-signed by CENYLON spokesperson Barr. Faruk Mohammed Ofoku, Comrade Gabriel Abela Emmanuel, for South-South Concerned Youth for Peace and Stability, Eng. Rodney Nnamdi, for the South East Parliament, Comrade Abdulsalam Moh’d Kazeem, for the United Nigerian Youth Forum and Malam Gadzama Ibrahim for the North East Youth for Peace, urged the National Assembly to expedite the adoption of the bill.
“We wish to strongly urge believers in the Nigerian project and its indissolubility to support the bill to establish a trust fund for the NYSC, similar to that of the Tertiary Education Fund, TETFund and the Gas Infrastructure Fund recently created in the Nigerian Act. the petroleum industry.
“The Coalition notes that the bill is intended to address the infrastructure gap in orientation camps and to provide housing for corps members in states and local government areas, to ensure an adequate supply of other logistics operational, expanding NYSC businesses to improve revenue generation and address graduate unemployment in the country through training and empowerment of corp members.
“Successful passage of the bill and its implementation will play an important role in reducing the threat of insecurity, as all former members of the company with business ideas will obtain funding, thus keeping them occupied. and also positioning them as employers of labour.
“As students are trained to be self-sufficient, the Fund will help stimulate the business ideas of corps members to make them self-sufficient and employers of labour. Considering the fact that entrepreneurship is one of the new orders of the 21st century, such a fund will help bridge the gap facing our generation.
“We call on the House Committee on Youth Development to put away its report for final adoption by the House and approval by the Senate. The Coalition believes that President Muhammadu Buhari, who has shown unprecedented support for youth development by providing various low-interest facilities to budding businesses, will happily sign the passed bill.