Friday, 19 September 2014

We shouln’t pay to serve our country’ – NYSC Members Reject N4,000 Mobilisation Fees

NAN – Members of the National Youth
Service Corps have reacted to the Corp's
decision to charge prospective members
N4,000 for the online processing of call-
up letters.

In an interview in Abuja on Thursday,
the Director-General of NYSC, Brig-Gen.
Johnson Olawumi, stated that the fee
was necessary to ensure the
technological growth of the Corps
directorate in its operations.
"Most prospective corps members are
however not convinced that this will be
in their best interest and have appealed
to the government to reduce the cost.
Mr Tony Adewumi, a batch 'A' corps
member, stated that although the
intention seemed honourable, one
should not have to pay to serve one's
"N4,000 per corps member is too
exorbitant. The government should be
providing incentives, not discouraging
the younger generation from serving,"
he said.
Saleem Salahudeen, a member of the
NYSC CDS Editorial Board, pointed out
that the initiative would not only save
time and manpower but would reduce
the stress and risks corps members
often encounter in their effort to collect
the letters.
He said: "It is a welcome development
and a stepping stone for technological
advancement and national
improvement on service delivery.
"The initiative which is expected to
commence with the next batch of
incoming corps members is aimed at
ensuring speedy, efficiency and cost
effectiveness in service delivery to corps
members," Salahudeen said.
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