The Osun State Government has reportedly disclosed that the National Youth Service Corps’ members would no longer be posted to its Ministry, Department, and Agencies.
This was reportedly made known in a directive signed by S.A Aina on behalf of the government.
The circular reportedly observed that, “MDAs have been engaging corps members without serious assignment for them,” adding that “needless engagement of corps members had resulted in an increase in monthly figures of corps members with an attendant increase in the monthly wage bill.”
The circular maintained that “Worst still, the irrelevance of the disciplines of the majority of these corp members to such MDAs make them redundant for a better part of their service year.”
It noted that “Arising from the above, and in line with the circular from the Ministry of Finance Ref. No. 143/1 dated 31st January 2022, it is now imperative to note that regulatory measure on engagement and deployment of corps members is still in force.”
The circular also emphasized that “It is also to be noted that, henceforth, corps members are no longer to be posted to government MDAs but Schools so as to fully engage them and reduce the tendency of redundancy and truancy among them.”