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Thu, Aug 31, 2023 11:40 PM

Senate Committee on Sports and Youth Development Assures NYSC of Trust Fund Approval

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Senate Committee on Sports and Youth Development Assures NYSC of Trust Fund Approval
The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Sports and Youth Development, Senator Yemi Adaramodu, has assured Nigerian youths and corps members with entrepreneurial skills that the NYSC Trust Fund bill will soon be signed into law. The Trust Fund aims to create resources for a greater percentage of corps members to start their businesses and reduce youth unemployment in the country.

Lagos - Senator Yemi Adaramodu, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Sports and Youth Development, has reassured Nigerian youths and corps members with entrepreneurial skills that the NYSC Trust Fund bill awaiting Presidential Assent will soon be signed into law. Speaking during an oversight function visit to the Lagos State orientation camp of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at Iyana-Ipaja, Senator Adaramodu expressed optimism that the Trust Fund would have a significant impact on reducing youth unemployment in the country.

The NYSC Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Programme (SAED) has been training corps members in various entrepreneurial skills to empower them for self-employment. However, the lack of funds to support their business start-ups has been a challenge. The NYSC Trust Fund, when signed into law, will provide the necessary resources for a greater percentage of corps members trained under the SAED to launch their businesses.

Senator Adaramodu praised the ingenuity and creativity of Nigerian youths, stating that they are ready to learn and put their skills to good use. He commended the products exhibited by corps members within a few weeks of training, emphasizing that with the right support, Nigerian youths can surpass expectations in entrepreneurship.

During the visit, the Lagos State Coordinator, Mrs. Yetunde Baderinwa, provided updates on the welfare of corps members at the camp. She stated that the current orientation course for the 2023 Batch 'B' stream 2 would conclude in September. The Lagos State orientation camp is currently hosting 1,833 corps members, with additional deployments in Osun, Ogun, and Oyo States.

Mrs. Baderinwa highlighted the importance of the SAED lectures delivered by various professionals, including health officials, security personnel, community development service officers, and officials from organizations such as the Bank of Industry and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

Senator Adaramodu praised the neatness and discipline maintained at the Lagos State orientation camp and called on the Lagos State Government to expedite plans for establishing a permanent and well-equipped camp for corps members.

In conclusion, the NYSC Trust Fund bill awaits Presidential Assent, and once it becomes law, it will provide a significant boost to the SAED program and help reduce youth unemployment. Nigerian youths are ready to showcase their innovative and creative skills, and with the right support, they will surpass expectations as successful business owners.

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