President Muhammadu Buhari has offered jobs to close families of 10 National Youth Service Corps members that were killed in 2011 post election violence that broke out in Bauchi State.
The victims include Adewumi Seun (Ekiti), Teidi Tosin (Kogi), Adowei Elliot (Bayelsa), Okpokiri Obinna (Abia), Gbenjo Ayotunde (Osun), Ukeoma Chibuzor (Imo), Nwazema Chukwuonyerem (Imo), Adeniji Jehleel (Osun) and Akonyi Sule (Kogi) States.
Mr. Sunday Dare, Nigeria minister of Youths and Sports Development announced this at a meeting with the diseased families on Tuesday.
He said the President also approved scholarships to the four children of Mr. Adowei Elliot, a Delta State indigene killed during the post-election violence.
In a statement by Director of Press and Public Relations in the Ministry, Mohammed Manga, the Minister said: “As a sign of the Federal Government’s unflinching commitment to the NYSC, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the automatic employment of 10 direct siblings of the deceased NYSC members, who lost their lives during the 2011 post-election violence in Bauchi State and also approved appropriate scholarships to the four children of Mr. Adowei Elliot.”
He endorsed the proposal by stakeholders for establishment of a National Youth Service Corps Trust Fund and called on the board members to come up with initiatives that will make the NYSC more impactful and increasingly endearing to all Nigerians.
“On month-on-month basis, the core sub-index increased by 1.24 percent in May 2021. This was up by 0.25 percent when compared with 0.99 percent recorded in April 2021.
“The highest increases were recorded in prices of Pharmaceutical products, Garments, Shoes and other footwear, Hairdressing salons and personal grooming establishments, Furniture and furnishing, Carpet and other floor covering, Motor cars, Hospital services, Fuels and lubricants for personal transport equipment, Cleaning, repair and hire of clothing, Other services in respect of personal and transport equipment, Gas, Household textile and Non-durable household goods.
“The average 12-month annual rate of change of the index was 11.50 percent for the twelve-month period ending May 2021; this is 0.25 percent points higher than 11.25 percent recorded in April 2021”, he said.
Recall that violence erupted in Kaduna, Bauchi State after Mr. Muhammadu Buhari who was the Candidate of Congress for Progressives Change, CPC (now defunct), lost the 2011 election to Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, provoking a flurry of condemnations by the international Community and Nigerians.
TheNewspad.com reports that prior to the 2015 general elections, CPC, and the defunct All Congress of Nigeria, ACN, All Nigerians Peoples part, ANPP and a faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, fused into the All Progressives, APC and Buhari emerged as the Candidate of the party which later unseated the then incumbent President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan who lost the election.