Ninth Senate lawmakers passed legislation establishing the National Youth Service Trust Fund on Tuesday, June 21.
The NYSC Trust Fund Bill 2022 and three others passed the Senate for approval.
The House of Representatives previously passed the bill after adopting recommendations dated House Committee on Youth Development, chaired by Yemi Adaramodu.
The new bill aims to provide the NYSC with adequate funding to support skills acquisition, training and… empowerment strategy for Corps members across the country.
According to the bill, this can be accomplished by conducting training and retraining of NYSC personnel and developing camps and NYSC formations and facilities.
Other legislation passed alongside the NYSC Trust Fund bill concerns the establishment of the Institute for Credit Administration; Federal University of Agriculture and Entrepreneurship Saki, and Repeal and Re-enact the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria Act.
The bills were drafted by Deputy Senate Chair Ajayi Boroffice (APC, Ondo North).
The four bills for House approval were all passed by the upper chamber after clause-by-clause consideration by the committee.
Group Reveals Why Buhari, Senate Must Pass NYSC Trust Fund Bill
President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised to ensure he approves the National Youth Service Corps Trust Fund Bill once it is up comes to his desk.
The same advice was given to lawmakers in the Nigerian Senate by a civil society organization in Abuja.
The group said the rapid passage of the Dr urfs will accelerate both Executive and Legislative action that could improve youth development in Nigeria.
Trust Fund: Unemployed graduates support bill, praise NASS, NYSC give reasons
In other news, some unemployed Nigerian graduates have called on citizens to support the newly proposed National Youth Service Corps Trust Fund Bill.
The call was made by unemployed Nigerian college graduates on Monday February 7th in Abuja, the country’s capital.
According to the unemployed graduates, the law, if passed, would be an important one Be a source of job creation for Nigeria’s teeming youth.