On Thursday, in Abuja, President Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) announced that 65 former National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members would be granted automatic employment in the Federal Civil Service. Additionally, the President awarded scholarships to these individuals, enabling them to pursue their education up to the Doctor theatre Degree level at any university.
In the country, furthermore, President Buhari revealed that the top award winners among the recipients would receive a cash prize of N250,000. In contrast, other award recipients, including physically challenged ex-Corps members under the NYSC Hope Alive Programme, would receive N200,000.
In light of these decisions, the President issued a directive to the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, the Federal Civil Service Commission, and the Minister of Education, instructing them to ensure compliance with the employment offer and the provision of scholarships.
Femi Adesina, Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, released a statement late on Thursday titled ‘President Buhari grants 65 ex-corps members automatic employment, lists achievements of NYSC at 50,’ in which he announced these developments.
During the NYSC 50th Anniversary Honours Award held at the State House Conference Centre, the President addressed the audience and mentioned that out of the 65 recipients, 52 individuals received the Presidential Honours Award. At the same time, the remaining 13 were physically challenged ex-Corps Members recognized under the NYSC Hope Alive program.