NYSC requests that employers put the wellbeing of its youth corps members first.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has asked employers to consider the welfare of corps members assigned to them.
Mr Baba Ladan, Director of NYSC South-South, made the request on Thursday, during the 2023 NYSC Corps Employers Workshop in Delta.
The workshop was titled “Harnessing the Potential of Corps Members through Effective Utilisation: The Role of Corps Employers.”
Ladan stated that addressing their welfare would go a long way toward improving corps members’ morale and allowing them to function optimally.
“The theme was carefully chosen to also emphasize our collective roles towards effective utilization of the service of corps members during their primary and secondary assignments.
“As critical stakeholders in the scheme, employers are saddled with the provision of facilities that are essential to the welfare of corps members and the smooth operations of the scheme.
“The NYSC Corps Employers’ Workshop creates a vital forum at which our corps employers and NYSC management can rub minds on how to improve on corps welfare and move the scheme forward in our various communities.
“The management and facilitators of the scheme can obtain firsthand information about the corps employer-employee relationship as well as receive suggestions to improve the scheme’s performance, especially the productivity of corps members in their various places of primary assignment,” he said.