Mr Kamil Akinlabi, the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Youths Development, says the Federal Government allocates over N74 billion to the National Youths Service Corps ( NYSC) scheme annually.
He made the disclosure on Friday when he led members of the committee on oversight visit to the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Wamakko, Sokoto State.
According to him, the money, which is being regularly released, is for the payment of corps members’ allowances and other recurrent expenditures of the scheme.
“The Federal Government and the National Assembly members are fully committed to the sustenance of the scheme, which has immensely helped in cementing unity among youths in the country.’’
The committee chairman expressed happiness with “the excellent state of facilities at the Wamakko NYSC Orientation Camp’’ and urged other state governments to emulate the Sokoto State Government.
The state NYSC Coordinator, Mr Thomas Yamma, also commended Gov. Aliyu Wamakko and the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, for their sustained interest and support for the success of the scheme. (NAN)