Today, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) expressed its displeasure at employers conniving with ghost Corpers to evade service. Mr Benjamin Omotade, the NYSC coordinator, Delta State said this during the passing out of Batch B stream II Corpers.
He said employers in the state should cooperate with the NYSC to impart these young Nigerians with virtues of honesty and uprightness for the sake of their future and that of the country.
He also asked for the help of employers to provide a workable environment for corps members to discharge their duties. Omotade emphasized that it was their responsibilities to provide basic accommodation and transportation to corps members posted to them for their one-year primary assignments.
In the alternative, employers of labour were supposed to pay the coprs members commensurate allowances in lieu of such facilities during the period, he said.
Also, Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state reminded the public in his address that the government was aware of its responsibilities to the NYSC and the corps members. He who was represented by the Commissioner for Higher Education, Mr Jude Sinebe, added that government would continue to do everything within its limited resources to live up to its expectation.
He advised employers of corps members to accept and make proper use of the services of all corps members posted to them.
The governor also advised all local governments’ chairmen, traditional rulers, community leaders and security agencies to take the security of all corps members seriously.
Okowa said that all should be mindful of the fact that our environment must be peaceful and conducive for these youths who had converged on Delta to contribute their quota to the development of the State.