Youth-based group lauds National Assembly for supporting NYSC Trust Fund Bill

< img src=""class ="ff-og-image-inserted"> A youth-based organization that concentrates on human rights and excellent governance, on Sunday, praised members of the National Assembly for providing frustrating support to the Bill looking for to developed a National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) Trust Fund.

DAILY POST reported that, a Bill for an Act to develop National Youth Service Corps Trust Fund (NYSCTF) passed 2nd reading in your home of Representatives on Thursday.

The Bill which seeks to supply a sustainable source of funds for National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) was sponsored by Rep. Akinfolarin Mayowa (APC-Ondo) at the plenary on Thursday.

When ultimately passed, the Bill looks for adequate funding of serving Corps members and as such, conserve them of unlimited search for government tasks.

The Executive Director (ED) of Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC), Ms Joyce Ogwu, in a statement on Sunday, stated the speed up action of the Members of the House of Representatives on the stated Bill, which passed first reading in December 16, 2021 and second reading in January 20, 2022, was a testament that the lawmakers had the Nigerian youths at heart.

According to her, “this is an evidence that the legislators are worried about the state of joblessness in the country and will do anything possible to support trustworthy efforts to put the interest of the youths forward at all times”.

She stated, “the proposed Trust Fund is anticipated to supply sustainable source of funds for NYSC, ability acquisition training and arrangement of start-up capital to corps members, train and re-train the workers of the NYSC, establish camps and NYSC developments and offer centers therein.

“It would likewise enhance the basic well-being of corps members and workers of the plan and enhance their preparedness to successfully release their statutory responsibilities of promoting national unity, combination, self-reliance and sped up development of the national economy.

“The proposed law would, therefore, provide a legal structure for management and control of the unique intervention fund developed under Section 3 of the Act”.

Ogwu believed the institutional funding company under the auspices of the NYSC will quickly produce numerous thousands of knowledgeable youthful workforce who will also be empowered economically to generate wealth and develop job opportunity.

She, therefore, required a speedy and seamless legal procedure on the Bill by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila to make it possible for the executive to sign it into law.

Ogwu, however, prompted President Muhammadu Buhari to assent the Bill as soon it leaves the National Assembly.

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