The Federal Government has released about N13bn to the National Youth Service Corps to assist the agency to pay the outstanding allowances of corps members.
With this development, the NYSC can now proceed with the mobilisation of prospective corps members in the country.
Our correspondent learnt that corps members and the NYSC workers had been jubilating since the news got to them.
The spokesperson for the NYSC, Mrs. Abosede Aderibigbe, confirmed the release of the N13bn in an interview with The PUNCH on Tuesday in Abuja.
She was reacting to enquiries about the amount following an earlier statement in which the NYSC was commending the Federal Government for “its prompt intervention, approval and release of funds to accommodate the 2016 Batch ‘A’(Stream II) Orientation course.”
She said, “The management of the NYSC also wishes to use this medium to inform and assure prospective corps members, parents, guardians and the general public that the 2016 Batch ‘A’ stream II orientation course holds as scheduled from Saturday, May 21 to Monday, June 6, 2016.”
According to her, the swearing-in ceremony of the 2016 Batch ‘A’ Stream II corps members will hold on Monday, May 23, 2016.
“Prospective corps members are by this notice directed to print their call up letters online. We wish the 2016 Batch ‘A’(Stream II) corps members successful orientation course and service year,” Aderibigbe stated.