The Minister of Youth Development, Alhaji Bolaji Abdullai, has announced that the Ministry had directed that from next year, 2013, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) will post corps members to rural areas only, with no provision for redeployment.
Speaking at the budget defence session with the House of Representatives committee on youth development, the minister said the corps members would only be posted to rural areas like farms, schools, hospitals in the villages, and etc.
“Corpers would no longer be posted to banks and other organizations where they are always being rejected,” he said.
Abdullai said the ministry has proposed N3 billion for Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP) in 2012, adding that the Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP) was designed to train 250,000 Nigerian youths in the first year with the capacity to enlarge the figure to one million by the end of 2013.
According to him, the programme would be executed with the collaboration of the private sector adding that the pilot programme would begin with the selection of 1000 youths from each state of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory for training in different vocations.