Corps Member Slumps, Dies On Duty

A corp member, Ibukun Arowolo  who was serving with the Lagos State Government has died after he slumped at the government secretariat on Thursday.

According to news reports, Arowolo was serving with the Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget before he died. He was said to have slumped and died five days to his completion of his youth service with the government.

Government sources told reporters that Arowolo had just finished eating a meal before the incident occurred as he was said to have slumped after standing up.

Another government source said the late Arowolo was supposed to have gone for his marriage introduction few days before his death.

He was said to have schooled abroad and only came to Nigeria to engage in the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC scheme when he met his unfortunate fate.

An unconfirmed source said the late Arowolo suffered heart attack which made him to slump.

A government source said when Arowolo slumped, he was rushed to the Lagos State Government staff clinic from where he was referred to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, and was confirmed dead.

Those close to him said he was a lively corps member as he was loved at the ministry where he was simply called ‘IBK.’

New Allowance Coming For Corps Members- DG NYSC

The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Sulaimon Kazaure, has said that the allowance being currently paid to corps members monthly is inadequate to provide for their needs.

Kazaure revealed while speaking with journalists on Monday in Kano state after the swearing-in ceremony of the 2018 Batch ‘A’ corps members.

The DG said that there was a plan to increase monthly allowance of corps members.

He said, “Our efforts to ensure that the monthly allowance of the corps members is increased have yielded a very good result following series of discussion with the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige.

“The N18,800 paid to corps members is grossly inadequate to cater for their needs during the mandatory one year service to the nation.

“The federal government had set-up a committee to look into the upward review of the minimum wage which will determine the increase of the corps members’ allowance.”

“We have been assured that when the new minimum wage takes effect, also the corps members allowance will be reviewed upward,”

NYSC Extends Registration Of Batch ‘A’ Corpers

National Youth Service Corps have extended the registration of the Batch A stream II prospective Corps Members.

The announcement of the extension of registration was made via NYSC’s Twitter handle.

NYSC HQ Nigeria@nysc_ng

This is to inform 2018 Batch “A” Prospective Corps Members that Online Registration has been extended to Tuesday 10th April, 2018.

 The agency had earlier notified prospective corps members that the registration portal will be open from Monday, March 26, 2018, and will close on Sunday, April 8, 2018.

However, the portal will now remain open till today,  April 10, 2018.

Osun 2018: Aregbesola Urges Corps Members To Eschew Gratifications, Inducement

By Nofisat Marindoti
Governor Rauf Aregbesola has admonished members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to eschew all forms of gratifications and inducement when employed as ad-hoc staff during the upcoming governorship elections in the state.
Aregbesola gave the admonition while declaring open the 2017 Batch Stream II, NYSC orientation programme for the State of Osun, at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Ede.
Aregbesola who was represented by the state Commissioner of Empowerment and Youth Engagement, Mrs Folake Adegboyega, said the state was moving into a crucial period as elections were around the corner.
He said the corps members would be playing vital role in determining the substance of democracy, as the collaboration between INEC and NYSC would see them participate as ad-hoc staff during elections.
“I want to admonish you to eschew all forms of gratifications and inducement capable of marring the
effectiveness and credibility of the collaboration between NYSC and INEC.
“Since 2011, patriots like you have joined INEC in ensuring the conduct of free, fair and credible elections in the country.
“I want you to re-calibrate your minds to live up to the good name built by your predecessors who have participated in similar processes in the past.”
Osun State Coordinator of NYSC,Mr Emmanuel Attah, in his welcome address, advised the corps members to build and maintain quality friendships during the orientation and after.
Attah equally urged the corps members to ensure that they abide by every laid down rules and regulation of the NYSC Bye-laws and Act.
He said a total of 2059 corps members deployed to the state were undergoing orientation in the NYSC camp and that the figure includes corps member dislodged from Ekiti and Ondo States.
He said a total of 1156 males and 903 females, duly registered, would be sworn-in as bonafide corps members of Osun, Ekiti and Ondo states, adding that Osun would however be playing host to Ekiti and Ondo states corps members.
The Chief Judge of Osun, Justice Adepele Ojo later administered the national pledge and oath of allegiance on the prospective corps members making them bonafide members of NYSC 2017 Batch B, stream II.

Aregbesola Promises To Reinstate State NYSC Subvention

By Toba Adedeji

Despite the economy holocaust facing the country, Governor Rauf Aregbesola of the State of Osun has promised to reinstate the State NYSC Subvention to the corps members serving in the state.

Governor Aregbesola while speaking during the closing ceremony and terminal parade of the 2017 Batch ‘B’ Orientation Course at the Ede camp of the NYSC said, “The recent request by the State of Osun Coordinator of National Youth Service Corps, Mr. Emmanuel Attah our administration is looking into the provision of corps member allowances and also on appropriate review as at when necessary. You will collect this very soon which is a sign of very good mercy from us.”

Aregbesola who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Mrs Titi laoye-Tomori in his address also advised the corps members to engage in skill acquisition during the Orientation course positing that, “Job and wealth creation cannot be left for the government alone, though it is its responsibility to give a policy direction on such schemes and the enabling environment for their actualization.”

“There is a clear synergy between unemployment and poverty; therefore in order to fight the scourge, the NYSC introduced the skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development program which is aimed not only at keeping participants busy but also empowering them to contribute their quota to the socio-economic development of our nation.”

According to the Governor, “My administration is poised towards job creation and youth empowerment. We have empowered the citizen of the State especially Youths and women to the tone of N15billion which has helped to alleviate poverty and unemployment syndrome in the state.

Aregbesola assured the corps members of safety and security during the time they will spend in the state.

Also, the State NYSC boss, Mr. Emmanuel Attah also solicited the help of the State government in improving the facilities at the camp, payment of State allowances to corps members, financial support to subsidize feeding on camp, expansion of the Camp Lecture Auditorium, and renovation of the Camp Dining Hall/Kitchen.

NYSC: Corps Members Will Not Be Posted To Insecure Areas — DG

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has said it will not post corps members to any area where there is security breach.

The corps said this in a press statement Tuesday afternoon.

According to the statement, NYSC Director-General, Sulaiman Kazaure, said the security of corps members is a priority to the management of the scheme.

It said Mr. Kazaure stated this while addressing 2017 Batch ‘B’ Stream One Corps Members at NYSC Zamfara State Orientation Camp in Tsafe and also in Wamakko Orientation Camp, Sokoto State.

He urged the corps members to obey constituted authorities throughout their service year.

The DG warned them that their status as corps members is not an immunity against prosecution if they violate the laws of the country.

He advised them to be courteous while dealing with security officials, noting that nation-building is a collective effort of every citizen as he urged the corps members to contribute their quota as graduate citizens.

He urged the corp members to acquire entrepreneurship skills while in camp in order to avoid unemployment after the service year.

Mr. Kazaure urged corps members to respect the culture of their host communities, stressing that females should dress decently and avoid provocative dresses.

NYSC Sokoto State Coordinator, Musa Abubakar, informed the Director-General that the corps members had shown interest in acquiring vocational skills in order to become entrepreneurs.

The Batch B, Stream 1 corps members resumed orientation camps November 21 while the official closing ceremony is December 11.

Don’t Spend Your Strength On Frivolities, Aregbesola Admonishes Osun Corps Members

Toba Adedeji


Governor of State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has advised the 2017 Batch ‘B’ corps members deployed to the State to focus on capacity building to develop the country.


Speaking at Swearing in Ceremony of the 2017 Batch B Corps Members posted to Osun held at the NYSC Orientation Camp, Ede on Thursday, Governor Aregbesola also decried the situation in which Nigerian Institutions only focus on certificate rather than skill acquisition.


He said, “You all will agree with me, that there is a need for focus on capacity building activities in our nation. The focus of our institutions has been on certification instead of skill enhancement and development of knowledge and competencies.


Aregbesola stressed that “This has compromised the quality of education. But, the National Youth Service Corps through the skill acquisition program has over the years provided a platform for the Nigerian graduates to develop skills and competencies capable of making you self reliant.”


“Individual success, however desirable and coveted, is not enough in itself. You have to be socially useful, innovative and have a multidisciplinary approach to do yourselves and the country proud.”


The Governor who was represented by the Commissioner for Empowerment and Youth Engagement, Mrs. Adetoun Adegboyega also commended the management and staff of NYSC in the state under the coordinator, Emmanuel Attah.


Attah in his remarks stated that out of 2,347 Corps Members mobilized for Batch ‘B’ 2017 in the State of Osun, 1,185 participants are male, 1,162 female while 45 have been granted instant relocation out of the State on marital and health grounds.


Attah told the corps members to be active players in nation building with their call up as an opportunity to contribute their quota to the socio economic growth of the country.


His words”I want you to see your mobilization as an opportunity to contribute your quota to the socioeconomic growth of our nation. Imbibe the mindset of what you can do for others and the nation at large.”


“There is no entity called “Nigeria”, we are Nigeria; unless we set aside our differences and see ourselves first as Nigerians before anything else, the nation will continue to wallow in obscure darkness. The camp is a mini Nigeria; were all tribes, religion and interest are represented, therefore, learn to live in love and be tolerant.”

See Pre-Wedding Shoot Of These Corps Members

About to wed couple, Omairo Itimi and Jeihlo who met during their NYSC days took their Pre-wedding photos to where it all started. The groom-to-be, Omairo shared the photos and wrote; “Loving you is the second best thing in the world , Finding u is the FIRST #nysc #nysc_9ja #nyscdiary #ajuwayacorpers #NaijaCorper”. See more after the cut…