The Human Rights Writers Organization of Nigeria, HURIWA, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to speedily consider the proposed National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Trust Fund.
HURIWA explained that the trust fund would curb youths involvement in crimes, adding that it would have a positive impact on the younger generation.
NYSC Managing director Full general, Brigadier Full general Shuaibu Ibrahim had made the proposal to the president as division of efforts to improve the welfare of Corps members.
Nevertheless nonetheless, the rights grouping, in a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, said the trust fund would also create a financial autonomy for NYSC.
HURIWA said NYSC would be able to fund its administrative operations using the funds, when approved.
According to HIRIWA: “HURIWA urges for the speedy consideration of the asking officially made to Buhari by the Direction of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for the setting upward of a solid basis of a Trust Fund for youths under the auspices of NYSC Scheme.
“HURIWA is informed that the Trust Fund will create partial or total financial autonomy for the scheme in funding its administrative operations piece also assisting Nigerian graduates, privileged to pass through the scheme in offering a window to draw working capital for their entrepreneurial exploits, after the post-service era.
“To a greater extent so, HURIWA famous that the investment working capital which will be offered by the NYSC Trust fund to graduated Corps members will be a formidable backup to the knowledge acquired in the Science Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Evolution (SAED) programme.”
The rights grouping stated that the trust fund when approved would trim ex-NYSC members seeking white-collar jobs.
HURIWA pointed out that the fund would aid bring up entrepreneurs who would exercise their entrepreneurial potential for national evolution.
It farther stressed that the fund would provide resources for the preparation and empowering Corps members on science acquisition and entrepreneurship evolution.
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