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NYSC: See the real reason why lawmakers seek an end of the scheme


The invoice on the discontinuation of the National Youth Service Corps has reached the second studying in the House of Representatives.
Sponsored by the lawmaker representing Andoni-Opobo/Nkoro Federal Constituency of Rivers State, Awaji-Inombek Abiante, in the explanatory memorandum of the proposal, the invoice listed numerous causes why the NYSC needs to be scrapped.
It stated the NYSC has led to the “incessant killing of innocent corps members in some parts of the country due to banditry, religious extremism and ethnic violence; incessant kidnapping of innocent corps members across the country.”
“Public and personal businesses/departments are now not recruiting ready and certified Nigerian youths, thus relying closely on the availability of corps members who aren’t being properly remunerated and get discarded with impunity at the end of their service 12 months with none hope of being gainfully employed.
“Due to insecurity across the country, the National Youth Service Corps management now gives considerations to posting corps members to their geopolitical zone, thus defeating one of the objectives of setting up the service corps, i.e. developing common ties among the Nigerian youths and promote national unity and integration.”
The invoice is searching for the alteration of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Alteration Bill, 2020.
The youth service, which began on May 22, 1973, was established throughout the army regime of General Yakubu Gowon below Decree No. 24 of 1973.
NYSC was established to reconcile and reintegrate Nigerians after the Nigerian civil conflict.

However, the Director-General of the National
Youth Service Corps, Brig.Gen Shuaibu
Ibrahim has given causes for the sustenance of the submit graduate scheme, saying corps members are half of the nationwide defence coverage of Nigeria and could be mobilised for conflict if want be. Ibrahim stated this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily’ programme on Wednesday whereas reacting to strikes to scrap the NYSC scheme which is obligatory for all Nigerians who graduate earlier than the age of 30. The NYSC boss stated, “Corps members are on reserve. They are part of the national defence policy of this country. So, where there is serious war, our corps members Nigerians to train them quickly to put in their best for the country? So, corps members are on reserve. They are also part of the national defence policy.” He stated the NYSC is anxious about the safety of corps members and that’s why that they had been suggested to not transfer round at evening. Ibrahim argued that the NYSC had turn out to be extra vital than ever in the face of the rising requires secession.


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