Activities at some privately-owned media organizations in Ibadan, Oyo State, were disrupted today as some prospective members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Batch A, Stream 2 protested against the federal government's decision to postpone their orientation program indefinitely due to lack of funds.
SaharaReporters gathered that the prospective corps members submitted their protest letter to Governor Abiola Ajimobi for onward dispatch to the Presidency.
The protesters visited Splash FM, Fresh FM and PETA FM as well as Tribune newspaper, all in Ibadan, where they complained about their idleness following the government's decision. They appealed to the federal government and the director-general of the NYSC to come to their aid, stressing that they are tired of staying at home aimlessly.
The protest was peaceful as no violence was recorded.
Last week, the management of NYSC announced an indefinite postponement of the prospective corps members orientation program, citing logistics as the reason. The program had already been postponed before and was slated for May 21 before being suspended indefinitely.