President Muhammadu Buhari has approved automatic employment in the Federal Civil Service for one graduate from each of the immediate families of the 10 slain National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in 2011 in Bauchi State.
This was contained by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Akin Dare, who announced the development on Tuesday in Abuja.
The Minister disclosed that President also approved scholarships to the four children of Mr. Adowei Elliot, a Delta State indigene killed during the post-election violence.
Mr Sunday Dare made the disclosure during inauguration of the National Governing Board of the NYSC in Abuja.
It was gathered that the 10 Corps members were killed in Bauchi State in some northern states following the 2011 election won by former President Goodluck Jonathan.
In a statement by Director of Press and Public Relations in the Ministry, Mohammed Manga, the Minister said, “As a sign of the Federal Government’s unflinching commitment to the NYSC, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the automatic employment of 10 direct siblings of the deceased NYSC members, who lost their lives during the 2011 post-election violence in Bauchi State and also approved appropriate scholarships to the four children of Mr. Adowei Elliot.”
He called on the board members to come up with initiatives that will make the NYSC more impactful and increasingly endearing to all Nigerians.
The Minister endorsed the proposal by stakeholders for establishment of a National Youth Service Corps Trust Fund.