NYSC DG: 23, 211 Corps Members Paid N4,000 Call-Up-Letter Fee

The Director-General of the National Youth
Service Corps, Brig-General Johnson
Olawumi, has assured the House of
Representatives that the controversial N4,000
call-up-letters fee would remain optional.
According to him, the fee was strictly for the
printing of the letters and not for accessing
the NYSC online portal.
Speaking at the hearing of a petition on the
matter by the House Committee on Public
Petitions on Wednesday, the DG claimed that
the agency opted for the option of printing
call-up-letters from its online portal following
the increasing cases of fake call-up letters
flooding the society.
Olawumi told the committee that the policy
was a product of Private Public Partnership,
which started in 2013 after Sigma, the
partner, emerged as the preferred bidder from
a list of 49 firms.
The DG explained, “Corps members are
supposed to pay more than N4, 000 and we
want the process to be optional.
“It is an optional thing and the process will
remain optional as far as the agreement
subsists with Sigma.
“Even if the price crashes to N100, it will
continue to remain optional”.
Olawumi notd that at the close of the portal,
124, 831 corps members had registered
online.
However, only 23, 211 paid for the printing of
their letters online.
Meanwhile, a group, Say No Campaign,
which was in the forefront of protests
against the levy, insisted that there was no
justification for it.

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