The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, on Wednesday said graduates with first class degrees would, henceforth, be deployed to tertiary institutions and universities as lecturers.
He stated this in Kaduna at a two-day pre-mobilisation workshop for the 2015 Batch ‘B’ NYSC programme.
Olawumi said the new posting policy was to properly mobilise the right manpower to boost the education sector.
“All corps members who graduated with First Class honours, Distinction Degrees and Diplomas will be posted to tertiary institutions for effective utilisation of their manpower.
“The posting policy of the scheme is being vigorously implemented for the achievement of the desired impact.
“I, therefore, appeal to the authorities of all tertiary institutions of learning to reciprocate this gesture by accepting and offering them permanent appointments after service”.
The NYSC boss further disclosed that an online certificate verification procedure would be introduced to make participation in the scheme more transparent.
He said that the verification procedure was to promote smooth interface between the scheme and the public.
“This is focused at further simplifying the procedures for certificate verification and enquiries as to whether some individuals participated in national service by making the process more transparent and less cumbersome”.
Speaking on the workshop, Olawumi said it was to holistically review the scheme, identify and eliminate areas of difficulties that might crop-up during call-up formalities.
“Pursuing its firm resolve to ensure that the mobilisation process is transparent and 21st century compliant, the management of the scheme introduced the online registration platform to ease the entire exercise.
“The initiative is now widely accepted and applauded by all stakeholders today because the initiative has eliminated cases of registration by proxy and also granted easy access to call-up letters by prospective corps members.
“Arrangements have also been concluded for the setting-up of a help desk, where prospective corps members can get quick response to the challenges they may face while registering online”.
The NYSC boss assured all that necessary changes to the format for online registration would be made in compliance with the NYSC Act.
Olawumi also said that 410,821 corps members had so far been trained in different skills under the NYSC skill acquisition and entrepreneurship development initiative just as he said ICT facilities would be provided to enable corps members have a seamless mobilisation process.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the workshop was to allow stakeholders review policies and challenges of the scheme.
The theme of the workshop is ‘ICT and NYSC mobilisation process; towards eliminating identified challenges.’
Governor Nasiru El-Rufa’I of Kaduna State, while declaring the workshop open, assured all that the Kaduna State Government would discharge its obligation to the scheme.
The governor, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youths and Sports, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Musa, said, “no stone will be left unturned to ensure the safety and security of corps members in all parts of the state”.
Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.
The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.
Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.
The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.
“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”
Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun!
My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.
Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer in sha Allah. May Allah forgive & be Merciful to her.
— Isa Ali Pantami, PhD (@DrIsaPantami) November 23, 2020
Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.
The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.
The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.
Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.
He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.
Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims
Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.
According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.
Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.
The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.
He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.
Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.
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