The Member representing MBAIKE Federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Henry Nwawuba during today’s plenary submitted a petition on the floor of the House against alleged fraud going on at the NYSC foundation.
The Honourable urged his colleagues to urgently investigate the arbitrary charges imposed on NYSC members for being a member of the Foundation. The petition, written by some NYSC members who were kicking against the attitude of NYSC officials who have failed to pay the Corps members their contributory NYSC Foundation fund after their service year, alleged that some of d forms given to them were fake and expired.
This situation, according to the petitioners, makes it difficult for the supposed beneficiaries to access the fund as expected. The petition which came as a matter of urgent public importance frowned at how the corps members were always short-changed at the end of their service years when they were supposed to benefit from the foundation which was set up to empower the corps members to enable them become self- reliant and employers of labour.
The submission by Hon. Henry Nwawuba received tremendous support and applause from his colleagues, who took turn to speak on the petition. Reacting to the petition, the speaker of d House of Reps, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara commended the affected corps members who wrote the petition. The Speaker noted that the issue was very serious and raised a committee to interface with the NYSC Board in order to bring a lasting solution to the problem.