The Director-General of the National Youths Service Corps,Brigadier Sule Kazaure, on Tuesday in Katsina, has said that the biometric verification of corps members across the country will commence in October.
He told participants at the training organised for NYSC staff in the seven states of the North-Western geo political zone in connection with the exercise, that all logistics for the project are ready.
The NYSC boss said though the introduction of biometric verification for corps members took off in Lagos and the Federal Capital as pilot project,the positive results of the pilot scheme have made it necessary to extend the process to other states of the federation.
The NYSC Director-General who was represented at the occasion by the Director of Planning and Statistics,Chief Anthony Ani ,said”The introduction of biometric verification of Corps members which took off in Lagos and FCT as pilot has greatly improved the efficiency of Corps members hence the need to extend the process to other states of the federation.
He said, “In 2014, the scheme made the giant leap from the manual system of mobilization, deployment, registration and relocation of corps member to the current ICT-based system.
“The idea is to ensure efficiency and effective management of our operations in line with current technological trends.
“Since its commencement, the initiative has not only proved its efficacy but it has also helped in stemming the tide of unwholesome practices by some stakeholders.”
Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State, who was represented at the occasion by his Special Adviser on Youth Empowerment, Ibrahim Khaled, assured the NYSC of continued support for the scheme.
Meanwhile, a member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, identified as Lawrence Opeyemi, has slumped and died in Bayelsa State. Opeyemi, it was gathered, died in Nembe, Nembe Local Government Area of the state, where he was posted for his primary assignment. The deceased, it was gathered, slumped a day after he had a party with his colleagues in the area.