NYSC makes fresh promise to corps members, speaks on new minimum wage

The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Brig-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has promised to adopt schemes that would make corps members employers of labour at the end of their one year compulsory service.

This is as prospective corps members prepare to resume camping in various locations across the country next week.

He also said that at the appropriate time the corps members will be communicated on the new minimum wage.

Ibrahim made the promise when he declared open a training workshop in Abuja on Saturday.

He said, “We have our usual camp activities but we will dwell much on the skill acquisition programmes targeted at making the corps members self reliant. Job is not readily available as it is but with knowledge and ideas, one can go places.

“We have such programmes on ground to train them in skill acquisition and entrepreneurial development. I can assure you that we are going to make them employers of labour.

“We are perfected arrangements to open their minds and eyes to contribute their quota to the training. The importance of the scheme is to promote connection, unity, peace and discipline amongst the corps members.

“As for the new minimum wage, we will communicate them accordingly,” he said.