The Director General of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Shuaib Ibrahim, has said the scheme would it radio in 2020.
He also said the scheme would spend N32 million on smart prosthetic limbs for Corps Member that lost his right hand in the course of travelling to his place of primary assignment in Taraba state.
The DG revealed this on Thursday in his remarks at the at the meeting with the NYSC media correspondents in Abuja.
The radio station according to him is to give more bite to the skill acquisition programme of the scheme and other NYSC ventures.
“The station shall give a boost to the scheme to scheme publicity drive and above all, the welfare of staff and Corps Members shall continue to be the cardinal thrust of my administration,” he said.
Ibrahim who was represented by the Director of Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, said the scheme has ensured refund of medical expenses incurred by the relatives of the corps members as well as ensuring prompt visits to some sick ones and the accident victims whose hospital bills are underwritten.
“A collorary to the above is the prompt payment of insurance benefits to the next of kin of deceased Corps Members”. He added.
The DG also spoke on the security of corps members, especially before, during and after the last elections held in Kogi and Bayelsa states said, he made several advocacy visits to the Police high command, military formations, Department of State Services, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
“The visits yielded great dividends as no corps members came on harm’s way during the Kogi and Bayelsa State gubernatorial election for which we remain eternally grateful to God”.
The DG also said the scheme has intensify efforts to ensure only qualified Corps Members shall be mobilized as no stone would be left on turned in protecting the sanctity of the scheme to weed out unqualified elements dubiously seeking to be part of the scheme with intent of validating their forged certificates.
“In this nexus, we shall intesify efforts by ensuring that only qualified graduates are mobilised for for the services,” he said.