Acute cash crunch affecting the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) may force it to shelve mobilization of corps members on Friday, the Director General of the organization, Brig. Gen. Sulyman Kazaure, said on Monday.
Gen. Kazaure told a Senate Committee that thousands of prospective corps members slated for mobilization on Friday may not be called up due to non availability of fund arising from N13billion shortfall in the NYSC 2016 budget.
He said the affected prospective corps members are those in Batch A stream 2, scheduled for mobilization into the 37 orientation camps across the country.
The NYSC chief said as at Monday, funds required for the exercise have not been provided by the Federal Government.
He said letters written to the federal government for release of operational funds, especially for mobilization of prospective corps members were forwarded to NYSC supervising ministry, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Budget and National Planning and the Presidency before the expiration of orientation camp for Batch A stream one Corps members without any favourable response till date.
Credits: The Nation