The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brig-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, on Monday, said the scheme would soon start posting of corps members to farms, The Guardian reports.
Kazaure said this in an interview with journalists during his official visit to the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Sagamu, Ogun.
He said the proposed plan was in line with the agricultural development programme of the NYSC.
The D-G, also said, the NYSC has concluded preparations to commence the posting at the end of the three-week orientation exercise while the pilot phase would commence in Bauchi, Oyo, Kebbi and Abuja.
“It should interest you to know that the NYSC will soon begin its agricultural development scheme where corps members will be posted to farms for their primary assignments.
“Already the NYSC has acquired active farmlands across the nation’s geopolitical zones with four already fully operational in Kwali, Bauchi, Oyo and Kebbi.
“After this orientation programme for the Batch ‘A’ corps members, we will begin posting some of them to these farms as a pilot phase.