In a bid to express gratitude to the recent boost in the National Youth Service Corps monthly allowance, some groups of corp members have paid President Muhammadu Buhari a visit in Abuja to present him a ‘Thank you gift’.
Naija News understands that a delegation of four members representing thousands of others had visited the President to appreciate his administration for the move.
The four members representing others nationwide visited President Muhammadu Buhari to express their happiness following their monthly allowance which was increased to N33,000 against the former N19,800.
President Muhammadu Buhari upon receiving the present from the corp members hailed the former military head of state, Yakubu Gowon for initiating the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme in years back.
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Buhari while interacting with the delegations described the NYSC scheme as a laudable one that needs to be sustained as it affords the opportunity for Nigerian youths to understand the country better.
He said “People come from far and wide; some from Victoria Island in Lagos have not even been to Ikeja. They now find themselves in Daura and other parts of the country. Whenever I go to my town, I get in touch with members; some of them from Lagos, some from Port Harcourt.”
“Whenever I meet General Gowon up till today, I thank him for initiating the NYSC. It is nationalist and patriotic thinking that led to the development of the scheme.”