Lagos—Coalition of civil society groups under the aegis of Good Governance Forum has hailed the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) over its reduction of the online registration fees for prospective corps members.
The NYSC had two weeks ago announced the reduction of the registration fees from N4,000 to N3,000 following agitation by stakeholders in the education sector.
In a communiqué issued at the end of a sensitization workshop held in Benue and Lagos states to further seek ways of helping Nigerian youths achieve their dreams, the coalition said the step taken by the NYSC was a step in the right direction as it would re-galvanize the spirit of the Nigeria youth in serving the nation.
President, Coalition of Civil Society Groups and Chairman of the organizing committee, Comrade Bassey Etuk, Igwe Casmir Uche respectively, who signed the communiqué along with Abubakar Ibrahim, the Northern Coordinator, said holding of the workshop in the Northern and Southern parts of the country was to help sensitize prospective corps members.
The group specifically lauded the disposition of the NYSC Director-General, Brig. Gen. Johnson Olawumi for heeding the request of the Nigeria youths saying the digitalization of the NYSC service scheme has gone a long way in reducing the stress and challenges faced by prospective corps members.
While passing a vote of confidence on the NYSC, the coalition lauded the efforts being made to continually have hitch-free mobilization of the corps members across the country.
“We also call on all stakeholders to embrace this recent initiative as a sign of the good intent of the NYSC DG, just as we also note with great joy the efforts being put by the DG to ensure the safety of corps members across the country for the 2015 general elections,” he said.