FG releases funds for NYSC 2016 batch ‘A’ stream 2 orientation


The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) was on Tuesday given the nod to get funds to enable the scheme accommodate prospective corpse members for the 2016 Batch ‘A’ stream 2 orientation course.

This followed the outcry by the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps(NYSC), Brigadier General, Sule Kazaure, that lack of funds might stall the exercise if nothing is urgently done.

On Monday, Kazaure while appearing before  the Senate Committee on Youth and Sport said all the affected corps members  are to remain in their various homes due to non-availability of fund arising from N13billion shortfall in the agency’s 2016 budget.

The announcement of release of funds was contained in a statement signed by Bose Aderibigbe, the NYSC Director of Press in Abuja.

As contained in the statement, orientation course would hold from Saturday, May 21 to Monday, June 6, 2016 while the swearing-in ceremony would hold on Monday, May 23.

Furthermore, prospective corps members are encouraged to print their call up letters online or collect from their various institutions of graduation as it may apply to them.

It expressed profound gratitude to the federal government for its prompt intervention, approval and release of funds.

“Prospective corps members are by this notice directed to print their call up letters online and collect from their various institutions of graduation,” the statement said.