Sunday Dare, the Minister for Youths and Sports in Nigeria has stated that the federal government does not have any plan to scrap out the National Youth Service Corps Scheme.
This is as he pledged that the Nigerian government will stand with the youths.
A bill sponsored by Awaji-Inombek Dagomie Abiante, the Member Representing Andoni-Opobo/Nkoro Federal Constituency of Rivers State is ready for second reading in the House of Reps.
The lawmaker, while explaining his reason for sponsoring the bill explained that current developments, absence of sentiments do not support the continuation of the NYSC scheme.
He listed issues such as kidnappings, accidents, general insecurity, and labour exploitation of corps members by employers as some of the reasons for his position.
Dagomie-Abiante , also stated that the NYSC scheme has outlived its usefulness. But according to Dare, the government remains committed to sustaining the NYSC scheme.
He wrote: “The NYSC scheme remains one of the greatest tools for National development for our youth. The commitment of the government to sustaining the NYSC scheme remains. Dynamic Reforms and Initiatives towards current realities are ongoing. Nigeria will stand with her youth.”
The NYSC scheme remains one of the greatest tools for National development for our youth. The commitment of the government to sustaining the NYSC scheme remains. Dynamic Reforms and Initiatives towards current realities are ongoing. Nigeria will stand with her youth.
— Sunday Dare (@SundayDareSD) May 26, 2021
Meanwhile, a former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi has said that restructuring will improve the nation’s economy and end insecurity.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain also denied claims that restructuring is not a move to divide the country amidst the calls for secession.
He made this know on Tuesday at the fourth Adada Public Lecture organized by the Association of Nsukka Professors (ANP) at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).
He noted that with restructuring, governors would look inward to make their states productive, while state, local and community police would be set up to tackle criminality within their areas.
Source: Naija news.com