DG of NYSC Brig.-Gen. Sulyman Kazaure, Director-General, told the Senate today that lack of funds may stall mobilising 2016 Batch A Stream 2 prospective corps members for orientation which is expected to commence on Friday.
Kazaure said that the money required for the exercise was yet to be provided, adding that the NYSC had written several letters requesting for the money but that as at today, it was yet to receive response from the FG.
His words: “We have written to Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, Finance, Budget and the Presidency even before the end of the orientation camp for Batch A, Stream 1.
We are presently at a loss 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. The problem staring us in the face arose from the N13 bn shortfall we had in the 2016 budget estimate which the agency made strong request for its provision during budget defence.”
He however, expressed the hope that the presidency may make last minute intervention because the Chief of Staff to Pres. Buhari had invited the Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalong, to see him over the matter.
In his remark, Chairman of the Senate committee, Sen. Obinna Ogba assured the NYSC that the senate would intervene in the matter…. open and close….