Former Senator representing Kaduna Central Constituency, Shehu Sani has opposed the proposed scrapping of the one year mandatory National Youth Service Corp NYSC scheme.
Recall that yarngist.com reported that the House of Representatives is debating to stop the scheme which was set up in 1973 by the Yakubu Gowon administration as part of strategies to foster unity in the post-civil war era, and the bill reached second reading.
Taking to his Twitter handle, Shehu Sani stated that NYSC should be scrapped as it is needed in the nation now more than ever. According to him, many Nigerians have never known anywhere other than their hometowns and University if not for the scheme. He, however, suggested that the mandate of the scheme be expanded to help participants fight in the face of insecurity.
“The NYSC should not be scrapped.Its needed now more than ever before. Many Nigerians have never known anywhere other than their hometown and University town if not for NYSC.Its mandate should be expanded to give participants full military training in the face of insecurity”, he tweeted.