NYSC DG: Stream II Orientation Programme May Be Cancelled.
The Director-General of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Sulyman Kazaure, has stated that lack of funds may stall the mobilization of 2016 Batch A Stream 2 prospective corps members for orientation programme.
Speaking to the Senate Committee on Sports on Monday, Kazaure said that the money required for the exercise which is expected to commence on Friday was yet to be provided.
He said that the NYSC had written several letters requesting for the money but that as at Monday, it was yet to receive response from the Federal Government.
According to him, we had written to Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, Finance, Budget and the Presidency even before the end of the orientation camp for Batch A, Stream One.
The NYSC boss, however, expressed hope that the presidency may make last minute intervention by providing “the urgently-needed fund for the programme’’.
He told the committee that the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari had invited the Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalong, to see him over the matter.
In his remark, Chairman of the Senate committee, Sen. Obinna Ogba (PDP Ebonyi Central), assured the NYSC that the senate would intervene in the matter.
He said that the senate would convene a meeting during the week for all the parties concerned, including Ministries of Finance and Budget, to find a quick solution to the problem. (NAN)