nysc Nysc as a scheme was established to develop a strong and result – oriented organization that is committed to its sets objectives particularly those of national unity and even development.  It is an organization that is well motivated and capable of bringing out the best qualities in our youths and imparting in them the right attitude and values for national building.  As you are aware the NYSC was established in 1973 with the mandate to raise a class of patriotic, morally and physically disciplined Nigerian Youths who graduated from Nigeria Universities and Polytechnics to undertake the national service.
Mrs. Akyan A. J. has assumed office as the new coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC), Edo State. She takes over from Mr. Olarewayi Ologun who has been in the service since 2013.  In her maiden meeting with some corps members in the state at the Oredo NYSC Zonal Office, Benin City, Mrs. Akyam encouraged corps members to be actively involved in their place of primary assignments and also promised to sustain the good relationship established by her predecessor with both corps members and NYSC staff.
With regards to the 2015 general elections, Mrs. Akyam stated that the National Youths Service corps (NYSC) has proved over the years to be an important part if Nigeria’s Socio-Economic and manpower development process, and in recent time played a defining role in the nation’s electoral process.  She urged Corps members to ensure strict compliance to the electoral guidelines in order not to fall victim of electoral offenses.  Corps member must be patriotic, unbiased and non-partisan in service to their fatherland and they should exhibit sense of humility to the electorates and all political parties.
Mrs. Akyam also stated that motivational allowances have been put in place in order to rejuvenate youth corps members commitment to the exercise and also discourage them from desperate politicians who usually seek to exploit poor Nigerians with stipend.
Ahead of the 2015 General Elections, the independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is making necessary arrangements to strengthen its relationship with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to ensure adequate security of corps members participating in the elections.
Corps members were informed not to travel in order to participate fully in the Elections.  They were urged by the coordinator to be a neutral body in the elections and avoid being biased when taking decisions regarding the elections.  Mrs. Akyam also urged corps members to be good ambassador of the scheme, a deligent worker who is able to differentiate between right and wrong.
She also stated that NYSC has gone extra miles to make adequate preparations for the security and well being of corps members during and after the election exercise. Members were urged to be vigilant and not indulge themselves in unnecessary argument as this may lead to unfavorable circumstances.  She implored the youths to remember the value of life and therefore trade carefully while carrying out their numerous tasks.
Members were encouraged to fully partake in the training set up by IneC as this will help them carry out their task successfully. The coordinator further implored youth corps members to utilize the knowledge and ideas inculcated in them during their three weeks orientation programme, laying emphasis on the point that the service year for the wise, is a time to plan one’s future and life, during and after service year.  She encouraged them to imbibe the spirit of oneness and seek appropriate measures whenever they are in need of anything. Regard the passing out of Batch ‘A’ corps members, Mrs. Akyam stated that their passing out has been postponed to 2nd of March, 2015.  This decision was made in order to enable youth Corps members actively participate in the forth coming elections.