The Nigerian Human Rights Writers Association, HURIWA, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to quickly review the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC Trust Fund Project.
HURIWA explained that the trust fund would reduce youth involvement in crimes, adding that it would have a positive impact on the younger generation.
NYSC chief executive Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim made the proposal to the president as part of efforts to improve the well-being of corps members.
However, the rights group, in a statement by its national coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, said the trust fund would also create financial autonomy for the NYSC.
HURIWA said the NYSC would be able to finance its administrative operations using the funds, once approved.
According to HIRIWA: “HURIWA urges that the formal request made to Buhari by the leadership of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for the establishment of a solid foundation of a youth trust fund under the auspices of the NYSC program be reviewed promptly. .
“HURIWA is informed that the trust fund will create partial or full financial autonomy for the program in funding its administrative operations while helping Nigerian graduates, privileged to go through the program by providing a window to leverage capital for their entrepreneurial exploits. , after the post. – era of service.
Even more, HURIWA noted that the investment capital that will be offered by the NYSC Trust Fund to graduate members of the Corps will be a tremendous safeguard of the knowledge acquired through the skills training and development program of entrepreneurship (SAED). “
The advocacy group said the trust fund, once approved, would curtail former NYSC members seeking white-collar jobs.
HURIWA stressed that the fund would help recruit entrepreneurs who would use their entrepreneurial potential for national development.
He further pointed out that the fund would provide resources for training and empowering Corps members in skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development.