NYSC: HURIWA backs call for youth trust fund




The Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA) has  thrown their weight behind the call by the Director-General of NYSC, Brig,-General Shuaibu Ibrahim , to establish youth trust fund for Nigerian graduate youths in order for then to actualise their entrepreneurship  dreams.

The rights group commended President  Muhammadu Buhari  and the  management of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for their efforts in safeguarding  life and property of corp members in all nooks and crannies of  Nigeria in this season of unpredicatable violence and criminalities.

In a joint media  statement by HURIWA  national coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko,  and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, the civil rights group applauded the federal government for remaining steadfast in providing the enabling environment for the constant mobilisation and deployment of thousands of graduate youths to serve their fatherland.

 “We are delighted to read from the popular media of mass communication that the National Youth Service Corps Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, had advocated for the establishment of NYSC Trust Fund that would cater for the financial empowerment of all corps members as they pass out from service. We share his vision and passion in seeking to mainstream high levels of innovation, problem solving skills, productivity and competence in the governance of the NYSC.

“We believe that this epochal proposal for a TRUST FUND will inevitably help the young citizens to establish their vocational businesses with the skills they acquire from the NYSC Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Programme (SAED) in the course of service.

“We think it’s also symbolic that General Ibrahim suggested this laudable initiative when he paid a courtesy visit to the former Head of State and founder of the NYSC scheme, General Yakubu Gowon at his residence in Abuja”, HURIWA  said.

HURIWA  commended  the NYSC management, the Department of State Security (DSS) and the Nigerian Army for their  proactive mechanisms against  security threats that is capable of will jeopardising  the lives of Nigerian  youths .  HURIWA  therefore, advised all and sundry to guard their utterances as  “war has no solution to our challenges as a developing economy.”

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