No fewer than 200 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), on Wednesday, converged on Abuja to review the progress made on the Bill for an Act to establish the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Trust Fund.
Recall that the Bill which was subjected to public hearing by the House of Representatives Committee on Youth and Sports, on Thursday, 24th February, 2022 was sponsored by Hon. Mayowa Akinfolarin (APC, Ondo).
During the public hearing at the National Assembly, the Bill received a total of 450 memoranda, with the whole memos submitted and presented in support of the establishment of NYSC Trust Fund.
At a public symposium organized by Nigeria First, in Abuja on Wednesday, leadership of various NGOs across the country evaluated the submissions, presentations, debates and the consensus that was reached at the public hearing on the Bill.
The various NGOs at the symposium commended members of the House of Representatives, the NYSC and others for the overwhelming support during the public and the progress made so far by the Lawmakers.
He stressed that the fund when in place will address financial constraints in training, orientation camp development, provision of sundry welfare and also mitigate the problem of employment in the country through the provision of capital to the corps members to establish their businesses.