The Director-General of the National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, Brigadier-General Sule Kazaure, said on Tuesday that the biometric verification of corps members will now commence nationwide in October.
Since the introduction of the project, it has affected only corps members serving in Abuja and Lagos State.
He was talking to the participants of the training organised for NYSC staff in the seven states of the North-West geo political zone, held in Katsina State in connection with the exercise, adding that all logistics for the project are ready.
The NYSC boss said the positive results of the pilot scheme in Abuja and Lagos have made it necessary to extend the process to other states of the federation.
Kuzaure, who was represented by the Director of Planning and Statistics, Chief Anthony Ani, said “The introduction of biometric verification of Corps members which took off in Lagos and FCT as pilot has greatly improved the efficiency of Corps members hence the need to extend the process to other states of the federation.
“In 2014, the scheme made the giant leap from the manual system of mobilization, deployment, registration and relocation of corps member to the current ICT-based system.
“The idea is to ensure efficiency and effective management of our operations in line with current technological trends.
“Since its commencement, the initiative has not only proved its efficacy but it has also helped in stemming the tide of unwholesome practices by some stakeholders.”