Monday, November 29, 2021

Increase daily feeding allowance of NYSC members-Senate to FG

The Senate, seeing the overall importance of corps members to national development, has urged the Federal government to increase the daily feeding allowance that is being paid to members of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), edugistblog learnt.

Speaking on Tuesday in Abuja, as he submitted the committee’s 2022 budget defence report of Ministry of Sports and Youth Development to Senate Committee on Appropriations, Chairman of the Committee, Senator Obinna Ogba, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ebonyi Central, revealed that it was depressing that Corps members, who devote their talents, skills in the service of the nation for one year were been paid a little N600 as daily meal allowance as against the payment of N1,000 daily meal allowance to prisoners by the Nigerian Correctional Service.

Senator Ogba wasn’t pleased as he decried the decreasing yearly budgetary allocations to the ministry and called for increased allocation of funds in its 2022 budget, due to the significance of sports to youth development, said that adequate fund was required to drive sports development, which ultimately would drive the development of youths and the economy at large.

He said,

It was the responsibility of the government to provide enabling environment such as security, sports Infrastructure, like adequate stadia to attract investors and drive investment in the sports industry, adding, “Money is required for the development of sports in the country.”

He noted that, priority should be placed on the development of the youths, however, condemned the N5 billion which was budgeted in the ministries’ 2022 capital expenditure  that it was grossly inadequate for sports development and mobilisation of the youths into sporting activities.

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