NYSC Trust Fund will Eradicate Youth Unemployment—Senator Adaramodu

By Funmilayo Ojo |

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Youth Development and Community Engagement, Senator Yemi Adaramodu, has disclosed that the impending passage of the NYSC Trust Fund into law will significantly combat unemployment and cybercrime prevalent among youths.

He made this known during a courtesy visit by members of the Senate Committee to assess facilities at the NYSC Oyo State Permanent Orientation camp located in Iseyin on Saturday.

Adaramodu emphasised that the establishment of the fund would furnish Corps members with essential skills, empowering them to become employers of labour once it receives approval.

According to him, “the NYSC trust fund, which is currently pending, will soon be transmitted to the Presidency for final approval. Upon implementation, it will effectively engage young adults, particularly those in service or recent graduates of the NYSC programme.

He added, “Our legislative agenda for the year extends beyond the NYSC trust fund. We are committed to ensuring that educational curricula align with contemporary demands, thereby producing graduates who are not just academically qualified but also functionally adept.”

Reacting, the Oyo State NYSC coordinator, Mr. Odoba Oche, commended the efforts of the Senate Committee on Youth Development and Community Engagement.

“The primary objective of the bill is to eradicate unemployment amongst graduates and youths. The Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme has proven instrumental in engaging Corps members during their service year,” stated Oche.

Speaking further, he said, “Through this initiative, many youths have transitioned into self-employment and entrepreneurship, thereby reducing street roaming and dependence on the government for jobs. The proposed bill aims to provide financial support and backing for these endeavours, thus contributing to the economic growth of Nigeria.”

Oche urged Nigerians to embrace the SAED program, emphasising its role in mitigating youth restiveness and fostering self-reliance.

Present during the inspection were members of the Senate Committee on Youth Development and Community Engagement, Senator Salisu Shuaib Afolabi and Senator Aminu Iya Abbas.

About Funmilayo Ojo

Funmilayo Ojo is a Mass Communication Graduate. She is a prolific writer and a journalist who is gifted in Media works. She is also a business tycoon. She is currently the Regional Editor, of Southwest National Telescope Newspaper. She is happily married to Femi and they are blessed with lovely kids. Email: sweditor@nationaltelescope.com

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