Stakeholders including serving and outgoing Corps Members have been urged to support passage of the NYSC Trust Fund by the National Assembly as a major step to improve the scheme.
The Borno Coordinator of National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC), Nura Umar made the call on Thursday in Maiduguri at the passing out ceremony of Batch A Stream 1 of Corps members posted to Borno.
Umar said the bill for the fund which has passed second reading in the National Assembly and set for Public Hearing on 24 of this month would go a long way in addressing the problems facing the scheme
Umar urged all stakeholders including serving and the outgoing corps members to mobilized for the public hearing by House of Representatives and make written and oral submissions at the hearing in support of the bill.
The coordinator pointed out that the fund when established would addressed challenges of facilities at orientation camps and provide the needed capital for assessing by outgoing corps members with skills and entrepreneurship training wishing to set up businesses after service year.
He lauded the patriotism, discipline, and commitment shown by the corp members during the service year and thier impact on the host communities .
Umar tasked them to use the skills and entrepreneurship training gained during the service year to be self reliance and employers of labour.
While lauding thier courage to serve in Borno despite the reports of security challenges, the coordinator urged them to share thier beautiful experience of Borno to enlighten others of the true picture of positive developments in the state state that is fast recovering from the insurgency.
A total of 447 Corps members passed-out at the ceremony.