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NYSC Sets Up Fund To COVID-19

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The management of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Ondo State has directed all the 18 local Government Inspectors to establish Fund for the Youth corps member to fight COVID -19 in their respective council areas.

The State Coordinator of the scheme, Mrs Grace Akpabio, made the disclosure in Akure, the state capital.

 

Akpabio said the idea came as a fallout from the cash donation of March allowance by a corps member, Israel Arogbonlo to support Ondo State Government towards eradication of Coronavirus in the State.

The State Coordinator said that the Governor Rotimi Akeredolu while appreciating the corps member suggested the establishment of the fund which according to him will encourage many other corps members who would like to be part of history.

Akpabio, in outlining the modalities for the fund asserted that contributions and or donations by corps members should be voluntary and freewill and not by compulsion.

According to her, “Let me make it abundantly clear to all the  Zonal and Local Government Inspectors that this noble idea should not be forced on corps members but a freewill contributions and donations to complement the State Government in her fight against COVID -19.

“In view of the above, all Zonal and Local Government Inspectors are directed to give this information in their various WhatsApp groups so that interested corps members can voluntarily contribute to the Fund.

The NYSC boss while directing that all records of contributions should be transparently and meticulously kept, advised the field officers to involve leadership of various Community Development Service groups in the administration of monies and donations collected.

“The project is mainly and basically for the corps members, so I expect you as field officers to involve the leadership of various Community Development Service groups in the administration of whatever is realised or collected to fight the Coronavirus pandemic to a standstill in the State” she instructed.

The donation which should be collected between now and April ending, according to the state coordinator would be paid into a dedicated account which had already been made available to the field officers for onward transmission to the corps members.

The donations, after collation would be presented by the representatives of the corps members to the Governor to cushion the effects of Coronavirus pandemic in the State.

 

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