Thousands of prospective corps members gearing to begin their 3-week orientation camp on Friday, May 20, will have to wait a little longer.
Reason being that the National Youth Service Corp is cash strapped and as such, unableto mobilise the corp members as scheduled.
The Director General of the NYSC, Brigadier General Sulyman Kazaure revealed this on Monday, while speaking with members of the Senate Committee on Sports.
“We are presently at a loss in NYSC now as there is no money for us to mobilise thousands of prospective corps members in the Batch A Stream 2 to camp this Friday.”
“This is in spite of efforts made by us to get things done in that direction several weeks ago.”
“The problem staring us in the face arose from the N13 billion shortfall we had in the 2016 budget estimate which the agency made strong request for its provision during budget defence.”