Bill to scrap NYSC at second reading in House of Reps

Bill to scrap NYSC at second reading in House of Reps

We haven’t abandoned corps members positive for COVID-19 ― NYSC

By Arogbonlo Israel

Following calls for the discontinuation of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Alteration Bill, 2020, which is seeking to repeal the NYSC Act, has been billed for the second reading in the House of Representatives.

The sponsor, Mr Awaji-Inombek Abiante, in the explanatory memorandum of the proposal, rolled out the various reasons the NYSC should be scrapped.

RELATED:  Between Toke Makinwa and a follower asking how much she's got in her account while wearing a 'N1.5m' Dior outfit

The statement read partly;

READ ALSO: How leveraging on NYSC can create wealth for Nigerian graduates — Ani

“This bill seeks to repeal Section 315(5)(a) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, (as amended) on the following grounds:

“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;

RELATED:  Banditry is now becoming an industry, some people are benefitting from it and we need to unravel them - Senate President, Ahmad Lawan

“Public and private agencies/departments are no longer recruiting able and qualified Nigerian youths, thus relying heavily on the availability of corps members who are not being well remunerated and get discarded with impunity at the end of their service year without any 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.”

RELATED:  "Polygamy is beautiful " Davido's former PA, Aloma, says as he shows off his 'mothers'

Vanguard News Nigeria

The post Bill to scrap NYSC at second reading in House of Reps appeared first on Vanguard News.


Receive Updates

No spam guarantee.

I agree to have my personal information transfered to GetResponse ( more information )