The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has generated a revenue of over one billion Naira from 2020 to 2021.
The Director General of the Scheme, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim announced this during the inauguration of the NYSC Television and Radio Stations in Abuja.
According to the NYSC Director General, the philosophy behind the establishment of the Radio and Television stations were to educate and entertain Nigerians, give the Scheme stronger voice to sensitize Nigerians on the policies of government, in addition to the promotion of national unity and value re- orientation.
General Shuaibu explained that the stations, to be run by Corps members, would contribute in redirecting the mindsets of youths towards positive ventures.
General Shuaibu said the revamping of the NYSC Ventures had generated revenue paid into the Federal Government coffers.
He listed other achievements of the scheme to include: NYSC movies, museum, national cultural troupe and the establishment of the North Central Skill Acquisition Centre.
The founder of the scheme, retired major general Yakubu Gowon, said the media outfits were veritable tools for driving the nation’s quest for national unity and development.
The Director Press and Public Relations, Mr. Eddy Megwa pointed out that the NYSC Radio and Television hit the airwaves barely a month after the licences and commended the Director General for the giant stride.