The National Youth Service Corps » , NYSC, has
officially launched its Nigerian Students and
Youth Corpers’ Discount cards (NS&YCDC) in
Abuja this past weekend.
During the event, Speaker of the House of
Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, who attended
as a special guest of honour, said the
development was cause for celebration.
Consultant to the project, Hon. Bimbo Daramola
“ The attendance should not be a surprise because
with 350,000 partners on board even before the
launch, our youths should naturally be excited. The
implication being that with this huge partnership at
inception with more to follow, the Nigerian youth
knows that everywhere he turns for goods and
services, there are discount cards available to be
enjoyed. They won’t only save some money, they
will also be able to get more for the little they
Daramola also assured Nigerians that in two
years, the discount cards will have served the 23
million Nigerian youths well.
He added that the initiative was in sync with one
of the core programme on his eight point
“ This card is addressing the welfare issue and that
is why he is very optimistic that it will add value to
the corpers’ lives. Corpers » should be warned not
to abuse it by embarking on unnecessary travels
because of discount they will get. We all know the
situation of our roads, so please don’t abuse it
especially on travel ,” he said.
The event was attended by guests from all walks
of life including the academia, top government
functionaries, diplomat corps, public servants,
student bodies and politicians.