Mr. Eddy Megwa, Coordinator of the Cross Rivers National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has begged the state government to assist the scheme in the renovation of its permanent orientation camp in Obubura area of the state.
The coordinator made the appeal on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar, saying that the renovation would make for more conducive orientation in the camp.
Megwa made it known that every meaningful government would identify with the NYSC because of the socio-economic development it brought to all sectors of any state, as well as Nigeria.
“It is said that even where indigenes were afraid of going, you will find corps members there, that is national unity that the scheme is building. If anybody is calling for disintegration, he is wasting his time because his brothers and sisters are here. We have also seen a lot of inter-tribal marraiges which are conceived during the youth service year,” he stated.
Megwa revealed that the NYSC scheme had gone digital by linking with the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the West African Examination Council (WAEC), saying that the measure was to help detect those who were above 30 years and still plan to serve against the scheme’s regulations.
He also made it known that the NYSC had to segment the production of the uniforms and give them to different contractors which caused the sharp differences noticed in the quality of the uniforms.