NYSC Pleads With ‘Protesting’ Nigerian Graduates To Be Patient

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Following the recent protest by graduates across the nation, due to the continual postponement in date of mobilization and orientation camp, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has pleaded with the 2016 Stream 2 Batch A prospective Corps Members to be patient.

READ ALSO: NYSC Postpones 2016 Batch ‘A’ Stream II Orientation Course ‘Indefinitely’

Prospective corps members protest is to air their grievances on the continual postponement of the date of camping by the NYSC
Prospective corps members protest to air their grievances on the continual postponement of the date of orientation camp by the NYSC

Speaking during an interview in Ibadan, Oyo state, the NYSC Director of Information, Mr Stephen Bankole, appealed to the prospective corps members to be patient, adding that plans are currently in place to call them to camp soon.

He said: “NYSC depends solely on budgetary allocation from the Federal Government and all hands are on deck waiting for fund to be released for the scheme.

“The Director-General has the well-being of the members as the number one agenda in his heart and he will do everything possible to make them comfortable.

“So please, the incoming members should be at peace, they will surely be mobilised as the Director-General has promised.”

NYSC had announced the postponement of the orientation course which was initially slated for May 21st, 2016 to a yet to be determined date.

The would-be corps members protest in droves at the entrance of the NYSC secretariat in Lagos
The would-be corps members protest in droves at the entrance of the NYSC secretariat in Lagos

On May 25, several aggrieved graduates of Nigerian Institutions – expecting to be mobilized for the 2016 Stream 2 Batch A – took to the street to vent their frustration and anger over the untoward delay in mobilizing them for the service year.

READ ALSO: Lack Of Money? NYSC May Shelve Batch ‘A’ Stream ‘2’ Corps Members’ Mobilisation To Camp

Letter requesting for permission to protest, addressed to Area F Police Command
Letter requesting for permission to protest, addressed to Area F Police Command

The would-be corps members on May 24, had written a letter addressed to the Area F Police Command requesting for its permission before embarking in the peaceful protest.

READ ALSO:NYSC 2016 Batch ‘A’ Stream ‘2’ Orientation To Hold On Saturday As FG Releases Funds

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