The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is a federal government scheme which enables youths to serve their father land.
Mr. Emmanuel Attah, Coordinator of the State of Osun chapter of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) disclosed on Wednesday 31 May 2017 that 49 youth corps members were escorted out of the orientation programme camping due to discovery found on the youth corps members strictly on health issues.
Mr. Emmanuel Attah further reviewed that 49 corps member were discovered during the parade inspection of the permanent NYSC State of Osun chapter orientation camp in Ede by the Director-General of the NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure.
The Director-General of the NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure at the inspection of the camp said that “The NYSC is about unity and national development. We have four cardinal programmes in the NYSC and through them we achieve the motives of the scheme.”
It was disclosed that the decision was in conformity with NYSC Act and stipulated guidelines for orientation camp and NYSC took the step in order to prevent serious health hazards that may result to corps member’s death in the camp.
Mr. Emmanuel Attah reiterates as follows, “Two thousand, three hundred (2,300) corps members were deployed in Osun State and out of this, we registered 2,226. Of this number, 1,023 are male while 1,123 are female corps members.
“Out of this number, we relocated 73 corps members. Forty-nine corps members were sent home on medical grounds while the rest are nursing mothers and some have marital issues.
“We never took a chance. We are serious on medical issue; that is why we never had any issue right from Sunday. The medical team checked any corps member for communicable diseases and we got some, registered them and sent them back home.
“Concerning affected corps member, we called the parents or next of kin to tell them the conditions of their children. We also paid their transport fares back home.”