The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has disclosed that it was set to establish a museum that would help to ensure effective preservation of the scheme’s records, artefacts and legacies.
Its director-general, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, made the disclosure Thursday at a media chat with journalists in Abuja, adding that the museum “will be domiciled at the national directorate headquarters.”
This, according to him, will assist to secure corps members’ inventions and fabrications.
Ibrahim also stated that the federal government had granted the scheme’s request to benefit from the Ecological Fund to tackle the menace of erosion in eight of its orientation camps.
“Eight of our camps have been approved as beneficiaries in the first phase of the intervention. While work has reached an advanced stage in Cross River, FCT and Taraba states; it is set to begin in Kebbi and Nasarawa states.
“In spites of its success story, the scheme is still faced with a myriad of challenges mainly arising from the gap in the discharge of the obligations of stakeholders. Problems such as inadequate facilities in orientation camps, the lack of or inadequate corps lodges, inadequate office accommodation for state Secretariats as well as zonal and local government offices of the scheme among others are faced in some states,” he said.