The Federal Government has this week announced plans to mainstream the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) in to the United Nations programme. The move according to sources is to give the scheme a global outlook where other nations can tap from its initiative.
The Minister of Youth Development, Mr. Boni Haruna who disclosed this Friday in Abuja at a bilateral meeting between the ministry and officials of UN-Habitat, stated that the move will help in creating an opportunity for Nigeria to be very active in the United Nations’ system.
According to the Minister, “The whole idea is to expose it to the outside world to appreciate what we are doing and also learn from it, thereby creating a platform for our youths to bring out their skills to create opportunity for national integration and other thing that would bring about mutual development of this country.
“It is always good to expose your gains to the outside world to leverage on. Many don’t know what is happening in the scheme, many countries don’t know about the scheme and there are other countries that are doing something similar or even smaller and they make so much noise about it. We have a very big scheme which is about forty years, much has been achieved and people would like to know what we are doing under NYSC,” he said.
Source – NG Guardian