The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure has indicated of possibly posting corps members to farms for their compulsory one-year service to the nation as graduates.
Kazaure said this on Monday in an interview with newsmen during his official visit to the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Sagamu, Ogun state.
He said that the move to deploy corps members to farms was in resonance with the agricultural development programme of the scheme.
According to him, the NYSC has concluded preparations to begin the posting at the conclusion of the three-week orientation exercise, and Bauchi, Oyo, Kebbi and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, had been earmarked for the pilot phase.
“It should interest you to know that the NYSC will soon begin its agricultural development scheme where corps members will be posted to farms for their primary assignments.
Already the NYSC has acquired active farmlands across the nation’s geopolitical zones with four already fully operational in Kwali, Bauchi, Oyo and Kebbi.
After this orientation programme for the Batch ‘A’ corps members, we will begin posting some of them to these farms as a pilot phase. Though we are starting with four states for now, we will integrate the other states as time goes, the project is ongoing,” Kazaure said.