Director-General of the National Youth Service, Brig. General Mohammed Fadah, on Thursday, called on the Senate to expedite efforts to pass the NYSC Trust Fund Bill.
According to him, the proposed Trust Fund law was very appropriate because there is an urgent need to address the identified challenges that create this program.
He revealed this on Thursday while addressing the opening ceremony of the 2022 Batch “B” Pre-Orientation Workshop in Abuja.
Fadah said the situation where the Bill has already been passed by the House of Representatives and waiting for an agreement is not good at all.
“With the Bill being introduced by the House of Representatives, I hope it will not be long before the Senate gives its approval. Therefore, I urge the continued support of all stakeholders to make it a reality, ’urged Fadah.
Commenting on the theme of the workshop, ‘Reorganizing Key Features of the Subject Matters for Acquisition and Facilitating Existing Challenges’, the NYSC DG said the Program will apply best practices in an effort to make the work more effective.
He said despite the COVID-19 epidemic and other workplace challenges, NYSC continued to conduct practice testing successfully.
Federal Capital Territory Minister Mohammed Musa Bello has promised the new DG continued support for the program, especially in the area of security and safety for members of the armed forces.
“Let me assure the Director-General that the FCT Administration will not stop providing the necessary assistance to the NYSC at all times, especially in regard to the safety and well-being of our dear members,” he said.