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Kwara: NYSC coordinator place youth in charge to curb corruption


The NYSC Coordinator in Kwara, Mrs Esther Ikupolati, has urged Corps members and youths in general to shun any act of corruption in all their endeavours.


Ikupolati made the appeal on Friday in Ilorin while addressing corps members at an anti-corruption rally jointly organised by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

The rally tagged: “Nigerian Youths walk against corruption”, was attended by Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and Speaker, Kwara House of Assembly, Mr Salihu Danladi,


According to her, corruption is the root of all the problems bedevilling the country, adding that until corruption is totally uprooted from the social fabric of the nation, the youth will continue to suffer the consequence.

“Corruption is the root of all the problems we can talk about in this country, people not getting jobs, all this insecurity, all have its root in corruption.


“The security challenges the country is facing today and other vices have their roots in corruption. To rid the country of corruption, we have to start from the youths,” Ikupolati said.

AbdulRazaq, who stopped to address journalists in front of the Government House, commended EFCC and the Zonal Coordinator, Mr Isyaku Sharu, for the good work they are doing in fighting corruption and recovering looted funds for the state.


AbdulRazaq said the N8 billion that EFCC recovered from looters and handed to his government was used to kick-start the 2020 budget.

He said his administration has zero-tolerance for corruption and pledged his total support for EFCC to effectively fight corruption.


The governor appealed to the corps members to live a life devoid of any social vice and particularly shun corruption.

He promised to host the corps members passing out on March 5 to a dinner at the government house to thank them for being good ambassadors.


The governor, accompanied by the NYSC Coordinator, the EFCC zonal head, and the Speaker, took part in the walk against corruption from the beginning of the EFCC office and returned to terminate at the same office.

The walk took the people through Ahmadu Bello Way, to Challenge in Murtala Mohammed Road down to A Division of the Nigeria Police.


The train turned to Ilofa Road, turning left after Civil Service Clinic down to Offa road and up to Flower Garden back to EFCC office.

Speaking after the walk, the NYSC coordinator said over 2,000 corps members participated in the walk against corruption.


She described the rally as a huge success and commended the corps members for their orderliness throughout the exercise.

Ikupolati said NYSC collaborated with the EFCC to organise the rally because of the NYSC DG’s passion for anti-corruption.

She declared that the walk against corruption would achieve the objective as many of the corps members would go back to their places of primary assignment to continue the sensitisation.

“The rally is a huge success, and for the governor to stay to the end is enough motivation for everybody particularly the corps members,” Ikupolati said.


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Edo: NYSC, Editorial C.D.S group road work on health awareness – Accident occured


The program started with an opening speech from omolewa oyebode, from the charity CDs group rendering a vote of thanks to hon. Eghe Ogbemudia and the Local government inspector Mr. Nosa, Ogboghodo for his support towards the success of the program.

The presentation of award was done by the A.D. before the supposed walk on health awareness to Hon. Eghe Ogbemudia, the vice chairman of NYSC Egor local government.

Photo of Olua pupils

The Editorial CDS group in conj. With the Egor Local Government chairperson, V.P and L.G.I led a street walk to sensitize the people of the local government and it environs of Lassa fever, it’s causes, control and prevention.
The walk kick started at about 10:30am, with the local government chairperson with her entourage from the local government all in attendance, the nysc LGI was also on ground with all Editorial CDS group members.

The troops left the Secretariat, into the environs of the Egor Local government area down to Olua nursery and primary school. The aim of this road work is to sensitize the community, especially the pupils of Olua primary school on the outbreak of the Lassa Fever Virus, Its Causes and prevention. several placards were held high and also chorus of corps members saying *we don’t want Lassa Fever in Egor and help us put an end to the virus*. Some of the placard contained different messages, like *”we don’t want Lassa Fever in our state, wash your hands regular, keep your environment clean and safe, Lassa is deadly”*

The troops arrived Olua nursery and primary School in Uselu, the V.C. Mrs. Eghe Ogbemudia addressed the pupils, she told them to always wash their hands with handwash or soap and water. And also these children were taught how to wash their hands. They were also told to abstain from burning bushes.

Coming back from Olua nursery and primary school in uselu, an accident occured, involving a car and a truck at uselu market in front of access and zenith bank on the centre of the U-Turn.

Vice Chairman, Egor Local Government, Hon. Eghe Ogbemudia

NobleReporters learnt that there was no casualties but the car was damaged.

The Chairman, Egor local government move closer and other officials at the incident area.

N.Rs saw the owner/lender of the car crying and angry. He was unsettled.

President, Egor Editorial CDs Group

After the sensitization that took place in Olua nursery and primary School, the troops headed for the Uselu Market where the V.C. addressed the traders on the importance of keeping the environment clean, usage of rat killers and proper disposal of dead rats.

The LGI also gave the market women the hand washing gesture and taught them how to properly wash their hands.

Corps members took pictures with Olua pupils

The group all headed back to the Secretariat at around 12pm , were the V.C., L.G.I and the.president of Editorial group gave the summary of what the walk was about. Afterwards, refreshments were made available for the corp members courtsey of the chairperson.

Photos

Editorial CDs corps member speaking on Lassa fever

Vice President, Egor Editorial CDs Group (Left) | C.L.O (Right)
P.R.O, Egor Editorial CDs (Left) | Vice President, Egor Editorial CDs Group (Right)

Reporting:

Anthony Aanu


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Corps members got married in NYSC khaki {Photos}


Two serving corps members in Kano have tied the knot months after the met during their orientation program in the state.

The couple Mohammed Alhaji Musa and Hauwa Yahaya Bagudu both met during the 2019 Batch ‘A’ Orientation Course, where they reportedly fell in love with each other.


A post shared on NYSC Official Forum reads:

The ancient city of Kano stood still today when two serving Corps Members, Mohammed Alhaji
Musa and Hauwa Yahaya Bagudu exchanged marital vows.


The new couple met at NYSC Kano State Orientation Camp in Kusallah Dam Karaye during the 2019 Batch ‘A’ Orientation Course.

NYSC Kano State Coordinator, Malam Baba Ladan, who led other NYSC Staff and Corps Members to the wedding reception which took place at Nigeria Air Force Base in Kano, commended the new couple for maintaing their relationship which blossomed into marriage.


He also praised them for fulfilling one of the objectives of the NYSC Scheme which is to achieve national unity and integration.

The Coordinator used the ocassion to appeal to other Corps Members to build relationships that would bring good memories in the future.


See photos here;


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N33k: I am always thankful to Gen. Gowon for initiating NYSC – Buhari


President Buhari while receiving delegates of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday February 6, stated that some Lagosians living in Victoria Island have never visited Ikeja.

The corps members who were led by Minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare and the director-general of the NYSC Ibrahim Shehu, came to thank the president for increasing their monthly allowance from N19,800 to N33,000.

In the statement released by President Buhari’s spokesperson Femi Adesina, the Nigerian leader commended former Head of State Yakubu Gowon for introducing the scheme which he said has made youths to know the country better and understand other cultures.


He said;

“People come from far and wide; some from Victoria Island in Lagos have not even been to Ikeja. They now find themselves in Daura and other parts of the country. Whenever I go to my town, I get in touch with members; some of them from Lagos, some from Port Harcourt

“Whenever I meet General Gowon up till today, I thank him for initiating the NYSC. It is a nationalist and patriotic thinking that led to the development of the scheme.”


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Corps member returns N33k excess allowance after being paid N66k in Kaduna


A corp member serving in Kaduna State has received praises after he returned the excess cash which was paid into his account.

About two weeks ago, corp members received their 33k alert, but this Particular corp member received 66k. He returned the money immediately and Nigerians have praised him for his action.


Recall that Shuaibu Ibrahim, a brigadier general and the director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), announced last month that the monthly allowance of corps members has been increased to N33,000.

He said the increase is in line with the new minimum wage approved by the federal government.


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Breaking: Calabar corper impregnated by JSS 2 student, LIE


The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Cross River State has debunked report of a JSS 2 student impregnating a female corps member serving in the state.

In a statement released by NYSC’s Head Press & Public Relations Unit in the state, Abdullahi Yuguda, it was alleged that the report was shared on social media to malign the reputation and integrity of the scheme and the public perception of corps members.

It reads;

“The attention of the National Youth Service Corps, Cross River State has been drawn to a malicious publication making the rounds in the social media, alleging that a Female Corps Member was impregnated by a teenage boy (student) in the state.”

“To put the records straight, there is nothing as such in Cross River as claimed by the unknown writer. It is only meant to malign the reputation and integrity of the scheme and the public perception of our corps members. The national youth Service Corps is a reputable organisation that is very proud of her Corps Members because of their high level of discipline and responsibility and therefore cannot be involved in such a shameful act.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the authorities of NYSC at Local, Zonal and State levels never received any report of such formally or informally.

“The said news is the handiwork of fake news hawkers who derive joy in seeking attention or traffic to their websites, at the expense of protecting journalistic code of ethics.

“Embarrassingly the originators of the news failed to state the source of the news rather was dwelling on imaginary school, JSS student and Corps Member.

“Worthy of note is the fact that NYSC has a laid down procedure for approaching matters on Corps Discipline and Reward. But as at the time of fielding this rejoinder, no Corps Member in Cross River State is connected with such negative Act.

“Management of the Scheme in Cross River State advises the authors and originators of such callow write up to retract same and henceforth, desist from manufacturing fake news with the intention of deflating the reputation of the NYSC scheme but rather pay attention to the numerous selfless services rendered to Cross River communities by Members of the National Youth Service Corps.”


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Corps member donates N33k allowance to the less privileged


A serving NYSC member identified as Tomiwa disclosed that he donated his entire N33,000 NYSC allowance to the less privileged children in his area of deployment.

Tomiwa did not give details of the area it happened but he stated that he did it because the children need the money more.


Sharing a picture of himself, he wrote;

“This corper donated his 33k to the less privileged in his area, news like this no dey go far, because it’s not a negative stuff”


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How corps members reacted to N33k monthly allowance ..


There was jubilation among serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) over the payment of N33,000 increased allowance by the federal government, nearly a year after the new minimum wage law was signed.

President Muhammadu Buhari had in April 2019, signed the national minimum wage bill into law — a move that gives workers a conditional right to take legal action if they’re paid less than N30,000.


On Wednesday, Shuaibu Ibrahim, NYSC’s director-general, had announced an increase in corps members’ monthly stipends — from N19,800 to N33,000.

The long re-iterated promise, however, materialized after corps members in some parts of the country confirmed the payment of their January allowance, with bank alerts reflecting the increase.


Calls placed to serving corps members by TheCable Lifestyle showed that January stipends had, indeed, reflected the new sum, as many took to Twitter to share screenshots of their bank alerts.

“Ladies and gentlemen, this promise is also kept, the NYSC allowance is officially N33,000.00. Members have started seeing their 33k alert for the month of January 2020,” Bashir Ahmad, an aide to Buhari on social media, wrote.


As of when this report was filed, the hashtag ‘NYSC’ had topped trends on Twitter, with many Nigerians singing the praises of the federal government and the president alike.

“Dear federal govt, youths are happy, most especially corps members. You can see them jubilating about the increment of their allowance. This is how we will be if you provide employment and basic amenities,” a corps member said.

“Dear NYSC members, now that the FG has increased allowance to 33k, don’t increase your expenses. Continue to work with the N19,800 budget. You’ve been coping with it,” another registered.

Federal civil servants and some states have also started implementing the new minimum wage, adjusting salaries accordingly to reflect the new scale.


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FG surprises Corps members with N33,000


Federal government elates corps members with huge sum increasing the monthly allowance as promised from N19,800 to N33,000.

Of course, many has been of doubt since the allowance has not been paid since 28th of this month.


Many said, maybe federal government has been planning to pay N33,000 to shock everyone.

Days back, the new elected Director-general of NYSC promised the increment which many doubted. NobleReporters reported.

Details later…


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NYSC: Kebbi state gets new state coordinator ..


The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Kebbi State, has gotten a new state coordinator, Mr Mustapha Muhammed, who resumed as the 18th coordinator of the scheme in the state.

Muhammed replaced the immediate past state coordinator, Mr Barde Usman, who retired honourably from civil service having put in his best during his years of active service.

Mohammed, who assumed duty on Thursday at the NYSC Kebbi State secretariat as the 18th state coordinator, was handed over to by his predecessor.


While speaking during the handing over formalities, Mr Barde thanked management and staff of NYSC Kebbi for giving him the maximum cooperation he received while discharging his duties.

He, however, requested the same cooperation he received when in office be extended to his successor.

In his remarks, the new state coordinator, Mustapha, expressed appreciation to God for the immediate past coordinator’s successes recorded in the scheme.

He sought the cooperation of his staff as he assumed office and duties in the state.


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Corps member assissinated in Osun ..


Suspected robbers have shot dead a National Youth Service Corps member in Osun State.

The deceased, Adebayo Mukaila was sad to own a container made-shop at Omo-west street close to the NYSC Secretariat in the state capital, where he sold recharge.cards, cable subscription and also engaged in money transfer.


It was gathered that Mukaila, popularly called Alfa on the street was attacked after closing his shop around 11 pm on Tuesday by the hoodlums.

It was learnt that after forcefully taking the deceased’s bag, containing cash, POS machine, recharge cards and a bunch of keys, the two-man robbers shot him on the head before dashing away on a motorcycle.


Idowu Korede, an eye witness told the Vanguard that the incident occurred late in the night and that the sound of the gunshot was too audible but that no one could come out of the house, adding that the deceased daughter (name withheld) was with him when he was shot and was crying for help after the robbers left the scene.

“We all heard a loud bang and we decided to stay off believing some cultists have started their usual rivalry clash but a few minutes later a little girl was crying for help and residents rushed to the scene. Mukaila’s body was discovered on the floor with gun injury on his head and his body was rushed to the hospital but he was pronounced dead.

“The incident was unfortunate, we observe the night prayer together at the mosque before he returned to the shop and whenever he stayed late, he sleeps over at his parent’s house located few metres from his shop”, he added.

An official of the Public Relations Unit of the state NYSC confirmed the incident.


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Corps members to now receive N33,000 – DG, Ibrahim Shaibu ..


The director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Shuaibu Ibrahim, has revealed the monthly allowance of corp members has been increased to N33,000.

The NYSC boss made the aforementioned known during a working visit to the NYSC secretariat in Bauchi.

According to a statement released on the scheme’s official Facebook page, Ibrahim said the increase is in line with the new minimum wage approved by the federal government. He said provisions for the new allowance have been made in the 2020 budget and payment would commence as soon as funds are released by the appropriate authorities.


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Lassa Fever: No Corps member, pregnant women died in Edo ..


Authorities of Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) in Edo State have dismissed rumours that two pregnant women and serving Youth Corps member in Asaba Delta State admitted suffering from Lassa fever died in the hospital.

The management explained that the two pregnant women were brought in from Ondo and Ogun states respectively.

Medical Director of the hospital, Prof Sylvanus Okogbenin, disclosed this Tuesday in an interview with journalists.


He said the Youth Corps member had received treatment and is recovering.

He also said that both women delivered their babies safely.


The hospital is a special centre for diagnosing and treatment of Lassa fever in the country.

Prof. Okogbenin said a medical doctor from Jalingo, Taraba State that was also admitted suffering from Lassa fever and presumed dead is responding to treatment.

Okogbenin stated that 61 patients were currently admitted for Lassa fever and three deaths recorded since January when the outbreak occurred.

He said 27 were treated and discharged.


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Corps member donate recommended eye glasses to patients in kano


Osuagwu Prince-Ikechukwu, a corps member serving in Kano, has distributed free reading glasses to 240 patients at Muhammad Abdullahi-Wase Teaching Hospital in the state.

While donating the glasses on Friday, Prince-Ikechukwu said the project was inspired by his drive to help poor people with eye problems to overcome their challenges

He said beside the distributed glasses, an eye test would also be carried out on the people and those with cataract or glaucoma diseases would be operated upon, as part of his community development service (CDS).


Ladan Baba, the state coordinator National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), commended the effort of the corps member towards touching the lives of the people of his host community, while urging others to emulate his action.

Baba called on philanthropists, private organisations, government officials and wealthy individuals in the state to sponsor CDS projects carried out by corps members.


According to him, the free reading glasses project was sponsored by Saint Stephen Anglican Church Kano.

Also speaking, Mustapha Shuaibu-Hikima, the chief medical director (CMD) of the hospital, said the gesture came at the right time when some people needed help.

Shuaibu-Hikima said what the corps member has done is a wake-up call for his colleagues to also undertake similar projects that touched on people’s lives.

He called on the NYSC management to give the corps member a commendation letter for his service to humanity.


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NYSC member commits suicide – Police confirms


The Enugu State Police Command, says it has gotten information and commenced investigations on the alleged suicide of a serving National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member in the state.

Mr Ebere Amaraizu, the Enugu State Police Public Relations Office (PPRO) told NobleReporters in a telephone interview on Saturday.


“Yes, police has gotten a report of one Miss Bolufemi Motunrayo a Batch C youth corps member serving in Girls Secondary School, Ibagwa-Aka who committed suicide. It’s unfortunate.

“Police has already commenced investigations on circumstances surrounding her death which happened on Friday Jan. 10, ” he said.

N.Rs gathered that the deceased hailed from Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi and was a graduate of Banking and Finance from Prince Abubakar Audu University.

She was said to have left a suicide note in which she allegedly wrote, “I did this because I see nothing worth living for in this world”.


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Court detains corps member over murder of 8 year old boy

…after chasing the boy for plucking fruit from NYSC lodge in kano


A Kano State magistrates’ court, sitting at Nomansland, on Friday remanded Jepthan Peter Makwin, a corps member serving in Bebeji Local Government Area, in custody for murder for the death of an eight- year- old boy.

The deceased Hassan Sulaiman, a class three pupil of Old Mosque Islamiyah School, Bebeji, died in October 2019, after allegedly being beaten by Makwin.


During the arraignment on Friday , the defence counsel filed an application for the bail of the accused person , before the presiding magistrate, Fatima Adamu.

The application was however objected by the prosecuting counsel, Nasiru Fagge .
The magistrate, after listening to the argument of both parties, adjourned the matter till February 4, 2020, for hearing of the bail application .


Meanwhile, the victim’s mother, Zainab Abubakar Sulaiman had said that Makwin caused the death of her son.

“He is culpable and I will never forgive him,” she said.


Sulaiman Aliyu, the victims’ father told reporters that late Hassan and friends used to visit the NYSC Lodge to collect fruits of the Umbrella tree.

“The Corps members love children and freely distribute the fruits to them. After they had given them on Thursday, Hassan went back for more but this particular member got angry. He beat my boy, banged his head to the wall and kicked him severally.”


Mr Aliyu said they refused to take revenge as they believe in Allah and have confidence that the government will ensure justice.

A family friend, Alhassan Muhammad Rabiu, who took late Hassan to a hospital in Bebeji said the boy lost his life after he was taken by the police.


The accused was arrested while the case had been transferred to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

The Kano state NYSC coordinator, Ladan Baba denied that Mr Makwin was responsible for Hassan’s death.

Mr Baba said Mr Makwin ran after the deceased who came in to pluck fruits from an umbrella Tree within the NYSC Lodge. N.Rs learnt

“In the process, the boy fell and hit his head on the wall of the entrance of the Lodge. He was immediately rushed to the hospital and was afterwards confirmed dead,” Mr Baba said.


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Zamfara govt set N50m for renovation of NYSC camp.


The Zamfara Government has earmarked N50 million for the renovation of NYSC Orientation Camp, Tsafe in its 2020 budget proposal.

The State Commissioner for Youths Development and Sport, Alhaji Abdulkadir Buhari disclosed this to newsmen in Gusau on Friday after defending the ministry’s 2020 budget before the state House of Assembly.

Buhari said the fund would be used for total renovation of corps members’ hostels, construction of modern kitchen and other renovations in the camp.


“You know, every three months the state receive about 2000 corps members deployed to the state by NYSC for one year mandatory service.

“The state government under the leadership of governor Bello Matawalle is acknowledging the contribution of NYSC scheme for the development of the state.


“Therefore, we are committed to improve the welfare of corps members and enhance the NYSC scheme in this state”, the Commissioner said.

Meanwhile, the Special Adviser to the state governor on Zamfara Poverty Alleviation Agency (ZAPA), Alhaji Rufa’i Chiroma, while defending the 2020 budget proposal of the agency, said the government has various programmes to eradicate poverty and support victims of banditry and cattle rustling.

“You know, our people especially in the rural areas have been victims of insecurity challenges faced by the state.

“With the current peace and stability enjoyed by the people of the state, the state government is planning to come out with various empowerment programmes for the people of the state to reduce, poverty and unemployment”, he said


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This is what corps member did to his poor mum as he return home.

A corps member honoured his poor mother who put him through school by doing a parade and saluting her when he returned home from camp.

In a video shared online, the corps member is seen matching towards his mother before taking off his cap to salute her.

The proud mum had on her son’s NYSC khaki jacket as the parade was going on.

The corps member’s name has been given as Collins Evesi.

Corps member honors his poor mother who saw him through school by doing a parade and saluting her as he returns home from camp (video)

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Corps members to soon enjoy new minimum wage – DG assure.

…unapproved journey would be sanctioned.

Following the signing into law by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), on Tuesday, the National Youth Service Corps members across the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory will soon receive the new minimum wage.

The Director General of the NYSC, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim revealed this in an interview with media shortly after the closing ceremony of the 2019 Batch “C” Stream II orientation course for corps members deployed in Nasarawa State. The ceremony held at the Magaji Dan Yamusa NYSC permanent orientation camp in Keffi.

He said, “The new minimum wage is captured in the 2020 budget and thank God President Muhammadu Buhari signed it into law yesterday and as soon as the implementation commences, corps members across the 36 states of the federation, including Federal Capital Territory, would start benefiting from it.”

He said the Federal Government was also committed to the security and welfare of the corps members, saying the scheme had also entered into partnership with security agencies not to post any of them to places with security challenges.

He warned that any corps members that embarked on unapproved journey would be sanctioned.

Earlier, the Nasarawa State Governor, Mr Abdullahi Sule, warned corps members posted to the state to shun any form of social vices such as prostitution, drug abuse, and theft, among others, that would dent their images.

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Ekiti set to implement minimum wage for workers

The Ekiti Government, on Thursday, assured trade union leaders in the state that government would implement the minimum wage for civil servants, as agreed by the negotiation committee.

The Senior Special Assistant to Gov. Kayode Fayemi on Labour Matters, Mr Oluyemi Esan, NobleReporters learnt in Ado-Ekiti, that workers should expect a better deal from government in 2020.

“Since the governor has approved the composition of the negotiation committee, the next thing is for the committee to begin negotiation within soonest and he promised to implement the outcome to the letter”.

‎The governor’s aide stated that the state Head of Service (HoS), Mr Ayodeji Ajayi, had proposed regular meetings with the trade unions to build a stronger relationship between labour and government.

The state Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Kolapo Olatunde; Chairman, Trade Union Congress (TUC), Mr Olusola Adigun and Chairman, Joint Negotiation Council (JNC) Mr Kayode Fatomiluyi, corroborated the governor’s aide in the same development.

They lauded the state governor for initiating the meeting, saying it would ‎bridge the communication gap between labour and government.

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Corps members cautioned against fake letters – NYSC.

Lagos State Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mr. Sunday Aroni has urged corps members to disregard a fake letter being shared on the social media that claimed they had permission to travel for the yuletide from December 20.

In an interview on the sidelines of the closing of the Batch C Stream II corps members Wednesday, Aroni also said the person behind the fake letter bearing a forged signature of the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, would be prosecuted if found.

Aroni said: “I want to equally use this medium to let the Public know that some hoodlums, some miscreants have come out with a letter purportedly sign by my Director-General allowing corps members to travel for Christmas holiday, that was a fake letter, that did not come from the NYSC, it was forged and it is very criminal. If the author is caught, he will be prosecuted. So I want to warn all member of Public to disregard that letter.”

The Coordinator said the fake letter was printed on an old letter-head of the Lagos State NYSC which is no longer in use.

In his speech, Aroni counseled the corps members to be mindful that their activities on the social media do not promote falsehood and hate speech.

“May I use this occasion to admonish my dear corps members to avoid the abuse of social media, broadcast of false news and hate speech in line with the Federal Government’s effort at containing avoidable crisis in our country,” he said.

Also speaking, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who represented by the Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Mr Wale Ahmed, advised the corps members to impact the communities they are posted to.

“As you move to the next stage of your service year, I encourage you to create visions and execute projects that will advance the overall socio-economic lives of the people in the communities you would be posted to. I also enjoin you to remain good ambassadors of the NYSC shceme,” he said.

The ceremony featured the quick and slow march parade by some of the 1,832 corps members mobilized for the stream led by Parade Commander, Emmanuella Bob-Manuel of Caleb University, the first female to lead the parade in a long while.

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