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NYSC urges Corps Employers to tackle inhuman treatment of corps members in workplaces 

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NYSC urges Corps Employers to tackle inhuman treatment of corps members in workplaces 

The National Youth Service Coors (NYSC), has urged Corps Employers to tackle headlong the inhuman treatment of corps members in workplaces in the country.


The Director – General of the NYSC, Brig.-Gen., Shuaibu Ibrahim, made the call while delivering keynote address on the occasion of the 2021 corps employers’ workshop in Binrin Kebbi on Wednesday.


He said that the workshop served as an avenue for exchange of ideas on the improvement of their operations through the provision of enabling environment for corps members to render qualitative and efficient services.
” I would like to draw attention to some observed shortcomings on the part of corps employers which need to be tackle headlong.


“Some of the shortcomings that need to be tackled headlong include, increasing rejection of corps members, aiding corps members to stage- manage their rejection, under utilisation of corps members and delay in applying or not applying at all for the services of corps members and expecting them to be posted.

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“Others are,inhuman treatment of corps members in workplaces, inadequate provisions for corps members ‘ security, lack of provisions for statutory welfare needs of corps members and exposure of corps members to covid-19 risks, among others,” he said.


Ibrahim, represented by the State Coordinator of the NYSC in Kebbi, Alhaji Mustapha Muhammed, reminded the employers of their expected roles in the effective implementation of the cardinal programmes and other activities of the NYSC.


“We expect employers to also join in the advocacy for States and LGAs to provide transit camps and corps lodges in all the 774 LGAs in the country. 


” The employers are expected to apply appropriate sanctions against corps members when they err as well as report details of wrongdoing and actions taken to the scheme,” he said.


Ibrahim also appealed to the employers to assist the corps members both in the provision of resources and in the mobilisation of support from members of the public towards execution of projects for the benefit of host communities. 


“Employers area required to equally pay particular attention to the security of crops members posted to your organisations.


“As we work with relevant stakeholders, including financial institutions, employers are encouraged to support corps members towards accessing quality post – camp training to enable them actualise their business dreams,” he said.


The D-G, however, warned the employers that the scheme would apply appropriate sanctions against the employers and others found to be aiding and abetting absenteeism and abscondment of corps members from service.


Earlier, the Commissioner of Youths and Sports in the state, Alhaji Alhaji Gidado Kaliel, commended the scheme for organising the workshop, saying,” the state government is committed to the security and welfare of all the corps members posted in the state.” 


“The Kebbi state government is pleased with the contribution of corps members to the progress of the state, particularly in key areas such as health, education and community development.

“The Kebbi state and the good people of the state remain appreciative of the corps members,” he said.

The theme of this year’s workshop is, ” Optimising the NYSC/Corps Employers Partnership for National Development in the context of the New Normal.”

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