- A recent poll conducted by Legit.ng has shown that majority of Nigerians are not in support of the National Youth Services Corps (NYSC) being scrapped
- Respondents in the poll voted against military service replacing the mandatory one-year scheme
- A member of the House of Representatives, Zakariya Dauda Nyampa, had advocated that the one-year NYSC scheme be replaced with military service
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Recent polls conducted by Legit.ng have shown that most Nigerians are not in support of the call for the National Youth Services Corps (NYSC) to be scrapped and replaced with compulsory military service.
Zakariya Dauda Nyampa, a member of the Nigerian House of Representatives, spoke during a virtual meeting advocating for fresh graduates to be enlisted into the army.
Nyampa who represents the Michika/Madagali constituency of Adamawa state said the military service should replace the mandatory one-year scheme.
The lawmaker further said that graduates who do not have the interest to serve as military personnel should be allowed to venture into other endeavours after the mandatory one-year service in the Nigerian army.
Thus, Legit.ng asked Nigerians via an online poll if they think the one-year mandatory service should be scrapped and replaced with compulsory military service.
Out of over 6,000 people who participated in the poll on Facebook, 53% said they do not support the call for the NYSC to be scrapped.
However, 47% of the respondents agree that the one-year scheme be replaced with compulsory military service.
On Twitter, about 910 respondents participated in the poll. Similarly, the majority of the respondents, 44.4%, said they do not want the compulsory service year to be replaced with military service while 41.1% supported the call. However, 11.4% voted that it wasn't a bad idea while the remaining 3.1% gave suggestions.
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Below are some suggestions that accompanied the poll:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that NYSC orientation camps across the country will reopen when it is very safe to do so due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The management of the NYSC made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday, June 25, in Abuja.
The spokesperson for the scheme, Adenike Adeyemi, dismissed a recent media report which claimed that the NYSC is set to reopen orientation camps. Adeyemi faulted the report for alluding that the scheme will soon resume the orientation programme.
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