Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Solomon Dalong on Tuesday in Lagos lamented the rejection of corps members deployed to companies and parastatals for their mandatory service year. Just as he also suggested that quarterly orientation programme be adopted for corps members as against the one done every four months. Dalong who spoke during the inspection of NYSC camp at Ipaja and at Surulere, Lagos.
According to him, organisations are suppose to accept this corps members and put them to use, adding that if the corps members have over stretch their facilities, they should write and indicate such in their correspondences and not to sent the corps member away without explanation. He maintained that Corps members should not be rejected on lack of good reasons.
The Minister who frowned at a situation where people choose to accept corps members based on certain erroneous sentiments said that many times, considerations are given to people based on who you know.
Meanwhile, the Minister also suggested to the director general, NYSC, General Johnson Olawumi that orientation camp should be quarterly. He explained that when the scheme was created, the initiator never took into consideration that there will come a time in Nigeria when the output of graduates will be far above the initial contemplation.
Speaking in the same vein, the Director General, NYSC, General Johnson Olawumi who was present at the occasion said he was pleased with the advice of the Minister, noting that he will work toward the actualisation of the initiative.