Director-General of National Youth Service Corps, Brig-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has said that more than 4.6 million Nigerian graduates have participated in the scheme since it was established in 1973.
Ibrahim made the disclosure in Abuja on Thursday, adding that the scheme had greatly helped in fostering unity and contributing to national development over the years.
He said, “Since inception, 4,664,804 Nigerians have participated in the NYSC scheme. The scheme has done a lot to foster unity and integration through the policy of posting of corps members to other states than their state of origin.
“Educational development of the country has been positively impacted through the posting of corps members to schools.
“The level of literary has also been improved among the populace through the activities of the corps Mass Literary Group which has the mandate of reducing illiteracy especially among adult non formal level to the barest minimum.”