A civil society organisation, Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has commended the House of Representatives over the bill on the National Youth Service Corps Trust Fund, which recently scaled first reading.
Speaking in Abuja, its executive secretary, Comrade Ikpa Isaac, said the lawmakers, led by Hon Akinfolarin Mayowa, displayed courage and proved that the Trust Fund will potentially tackle unemployment and enhance youth entrepreneurship.
Among other things, the Trust Fund is expected to provide a sustainable source of funds for NYSC, skill acquisition training and provision of startup capital to corps members, train and retrain the personnel of the NYSC.
It will also develop camps and NYSC formations, provide facilities therein, improve the general welfare of corps members and personnel of the scheme and enhance their preparedness to effectively discharge their statutory duties of promoting national unity, integration, self-reliance and accelerated development of the national economy.
According to Ikpa, this innovation will deal with graduate unemployment and strengthen the operations of the scheme.
“It is the position of the Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency that this is indeed a pleasant development that the NYSC-TF Bill has scaled first reading on the floor of the Federal House of Representatives,” he said.
He said the debate on the floor of the House of Representatives indicates that members of parliament have a full grasp of the enormous potentials inherent in the proposed NYSC Trust Fund, which is capable of addressing myriads of challenges facing the country with regards to youth development.
He said for the fact that the Bill passed first reading is a display of courage by members of parliament because they have shown that those issues of national concern take centre stage in their legislative agenda.
Jamie Spears’ request to unseal Britney’s medical records is denied by judge
Leslie Grace and co-star Jacob Scipio film dramatic explosion scene for HBO’s Batgirl in Glasgow
Music promoter’s Melbourne home that once hosted The Beatles sells for an undisclosed sum
Michelle Keegan sizzles in a holiday throwback as she rings in Mark Wright’s 35th birthday in photos
Lindsay Lohan shares cute throwback Thursday post with younger sister Aliana: ‘I love my sister’
Filming on Bridgerton resumes after third halt in production amid Covid fears
‘Picture Perfect’ Season 3 Confirmed
Britney Spears lands back in LA after Cabo trip with fiance Sam Asghari to celebrate 40th birthday
Win Digital HD Copy Of Climate Of The Hunter!
‘And Just Like That’ blasted for killing off major character in first episode
Lil Nas X Dances N@ked In Official Video For ‘Industry Baby’ (Watch)
Lil Nas X Bags Jail Term Over ‘Satan Shoes’ In Visuals For ‘Industry Baby’ (Watch)
Davido Premieres Visuals For ‘Shopping Spree’ Feat. Chris Brown, Young Thug (Watch)
Olamide Out With ‘Julie’ (Watch)
BAS Drops ‘The Jackie’ Video With J. Cole And Lil Tjay
Follow Us on Facebook
Get Stories Via Email
Foreign Celebrity3 weeks ago
Richard Madden relaxes on the beach with his mother Pat at a luxurious resort in Mexico
Foreign Celebrity3 weeks ago
The Bachelorette’s Brooke Blurton steps out for first time since shock split with Darvid Garayeli
Foreign Celebrity2 weeks ago
Teresa Giudice shows off swimsuit body while cuddling up to fiance Luis ‘Louie’ Ruelas in Los Cabos