The National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, has stated that it has introduced monthly biometric clearance as against the manual method in order to eliminate cases of absenteeism and absconding of Corps members from their places of primary assignment.
Bauchi State Coordinator of the Scheme, Afolayan James, stated this yesterday during the opening ceremony of 2018 corps employers’ workshop in Bauchi state.
He said the biometric clearance ‘is a deliberate policy’ of encouraging Corps Members to be active at their places of work and the host communities.
“The workshop is aimed at forging cordial relationship between managers of the scheme, Corps Employers and Corps members with a focus on their respective roles towards the upliftment of the scheme in the service of the nation.
“It is also to provide a forum for stakeholders to examine issues militating against the fulfillment of the aims and objectives of the scheme and generate ideas for moving the scheme forward.
“The workshop would also help us collect feedback about the service year from Corps Employers and their opinions on salient issues as they affect their relationship with Corps members,” he noted.
The NYSC boss therefore appealed to all stakeholders to give priority to the youths’ welfare in the areas of accommodation, health, security and monthly stipend to make them comfortable and productive in their host communities.