Sunday, April 29, 2012


The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Taraba State has said it had strictly adhered    to the new posting policy as directed by the Director General Brig. General N.T Okore-Affia for the 2012 Batch " A"  corps members , saying it  will fast track  grassroots development.


NYSC Taraba State Coordinator Hajiya Zainab Isah in a press statement laud the posting policy, she describe as "a welcome development to us in Taraba State."

The Federal government had announced a new posting policy of corps members to  only four sectors namely; Health, Education, Rural Infrastructure and Agriculture.

Giving a breakdown of deployment of corps members to these sectors, Hajiya Isah said about 130 corps members were posted to Rural Infrastructure and Agriculture respectively; about 260 corps members were posted to Ministry of Health while Education gulped about 780 corps members.

She said the state was able to achieve zero rejection of corps members because of the proper arrangement it had earlier made with the ministries before the posting commenced.

"initially corps members were posted to establishments according to their areas of specialization yet some establishments rejected or under-utilize these corps members but with the new posting policy corps members no longer face such."

She added that the new posting policy was received as a welcome development in the state as the four commissioners overseeing these areas met to ascertain their absorption capacities which enabled us project properly and avoid rejection of corps members by their employers"


Hajiya Isah however urged corps members to be dedicated to duties assigned to them in the interest of national development.


She called on corps members to reciprocate the good gesture and goodwill of the people and government of the state in protecting them by working very hard in contributing to the development of  Taraba state.


She added that the main aim of this new policy is to restore national integration and youth empowerment which are the core objectives of the NYSC Scheme.


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