Why ‘corpers’ now have to pay N4,000 to get call-up letters – NYSC

by Isi Esene

The National Youth Service Corps has defended its newly introduced policy which requires prospective corps members to pay N4,000 before accessing their call up letters online.

The agency which mobilizes Nigerian graduates for their compulsory one-year service to the nation debunked rumours in certain quarters that the new system was introduced for exploitative reasons.

According to Olubunmi Aderibigbe, the NYSC’s spokeswoman, the policy is actually in the interest of the corps members.

Aderibigbe who defended this policy on Friday in Abuja said what the NYSC has done is to reduce the cost associated with collection of call up letters.

She said, “It is wrong for anyone to assert that NYSC is exploiting  prospective corps members through the new computerized process.

“Some people seem not to know what some of prospective corps  members go through before collecting their call-up letters; many of them travel several kilometres away from their homes  just to get the call-ups.

“What we have done is in fact to reduce the cost and risks  associated with the collection of the call-ups and to eliminate  sharp practices associated with the old process,’’ she said.

Aderibigbe wondered why some people would tag the new system  as exploitative, noting that many prospective corps members spend more than N5,000 to get their call-ups.

She said the management of NYSC remained committed to the  welfare and wellbeing of corps members and would not in any way exploit them.

Comments (27)

  1. Wel, its optional nt mandatory. If u fink d money is much den dnt pay, shikenah

  2. who postulated dix idea d govt or who?cos is just un called for

  3. stupid pple with stupid ideas

  4. plz,let go back 2 military regime

  5. for me,i will not pay d fee 4 any reason

  6. cant really site d importance of dis democartic system

  7. we need a revolution in dis state

  8. corpers responsibility are for d govt not otherwise

  9. useles. people. is not meant to be free?

  10. diaris god in evertything we are doing ooo.

  11. instead of creating employment opportunities, they dey extract us.

  12. they shou;d scrap this nysc thing sef. it makes no sense to me.

  13. nigeria, we hailll oo. una no dey fail oooo.

  14. where will dat money go into?dy just wan dry us for dis nation

  15. @maliki malika, you must be stupid for that answer.

  16. okay, we have heard, money is the problem

  17. when will nigeria stop exploiting its youths?

  18. out of the small allawe, dem go collect five thousand naira again. hiaan.

  19. is it dat nothing comes out free in nigeria again

  20. i call it greediness.

  21. later they will increase it to 1000 naira, just wait and see.

  22. nawa oooooo,naija with dre money package

  23. hmmmmmmmm. naija and thier yeye policies

  24. @ella, which amount are yu talking about? we shouldnt pay at all sef

  25. na wa ooo, naso dey wan exploit us?

  26. The amount is still too expensive. they are to serve the nation for God’s sake, so their first experience in the NYSC cycle shouldn’t be to part with N4,000. This is exploitative

  27. Let the amount be reduce at least

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