Alhaji Bolaji Abdullai, the Minister of Youth Development has directed that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) should post NYSC members to rural areas only from next year.
He also added that there should be no provision for redeployment.
The Minister revealed this at the budged defence session with the House of Reps committee on youth development saying that “Corpers would no longer be posted to banks and other organizations where they are always being rejected.”
He also proposed to the committee a N3 billion for Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP) in 2012 saying that the Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP) was designed to train 250,000 Nigerian youths in the first year with the capacity to enlarge the figure to one million by the end of 2013. According to him, the programme would be executed with the collaboration of the private sector adding that the pilot programme would begin with the selection of 1000 youths from each state of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory for training in different vocations.