NYSC commences 2021 Batch ‘A’ corps members mobilization

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has commenced pre-mobilization exercise for the 2021 Batch A prospective corps members.

This was even as it warned unqualified graduates against presenting themselves for national service as it would not hesitate to hand over such persons to security agents.

In his address, NYSC Director-General, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, who spoke at the 2021 Batch ‘A’ Pre-Mobilisation workshop for stakeholders of the scheme in Nasarawa State, said the exercise will unveil policy guidelines for the exercise.

He said stakeholders at the workshop will review issues in past exercises with a view to addressing identified challenges, and evolving strategies for improvement.

According to him, the scheme is committed to tackling issues that tend to have adverse effects on the mobilization exercise hence the theme; “Enhancing the NYSC Mobilisation Process in the face of Contemporary Challenges.”

“As you are all aware, academic and other socio-economic activities were slowed down by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in 2020.

“It would also be recalled that the NYSC Management took the proactive step of suspending the 2020 Batch ‘A’ Orientation Course to avert the outbreak of the virus in our camps,” he said.

He stressed that with the commencement of activities for the 2021 mobilization, more qualified graduates will be mobilized.

While reiterating the commitment of the management to enhancing the credibility of the mobilization process, he said: “We will continue to apply fool-proof measures to ensure that only qualified graduates are enlisted for National Service.

“Let me, therefore, restate our warning that unqualified persons attempting to present themselves for mobilization will be apprehended and handed over to law enforcement agencies for prosecution.”


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