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    Under a new scheme in Nigeria, graduates from the country's universities will have to spend a year working on state assignments throughout the country.

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    Under a new scheme in Nigeria, graduates from the country's universities will have to spend a year working on state assignments throughout the country. The head of state General Yakubu Gowon formally launched this compulsory National Youth Service on Monday (June 4).

    Addressing the directorate of the National Youth Service Corps, General Gowon said that if Nigeria was to become a great nation, all its youth must be mobilised for selfless service. Under the new scheme, the students will receive a salary of 120 Naira (GBP85 sterling) a month during their period of service. There are also fringe benefits including free housing and medical treatment:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6SQDZ223DN3DH1CJSZ0KPXJ8K
    Media URN:
    VLVA6SQDZ223DN3DH1CJSZ0KPXJ8K
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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