House of Reps Moves to Scrap NYSC, Reasons for Decision Explained

House of Reps Moves to Scrap NYSC, Reasons for Decision Explained

- The usefulness of the NYSC scheme has been called into question in the House of Reps

- A federal legislator, Awaji-Inombek Abiante, has explained why NYSC should be stopped

- Abiante also spoke about insecurity in the country

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The House of Representatives is considering a bill to scrap the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.

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Abiante says the NYSC scheme has become unsafe for graduates. Photo: House of Representatives, Federal Republic of Nigeria/Facebook, @AdabanijaQomaru/Twitter
Source: UGC

The Punch reported that the bill titled the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Alteration Bill, 2020, was sponsored by Awaji-Inombek Abiante.

The proposed legislation which is seeking to repeal the NYSC Act, is billed for the second reading in the House.

Abiante explained that banditry, kidnapping, and other forms of insecurity justified the intent of the bill.

He said:

“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;

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“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.''

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According to Sahara Reporters, the lawmaker stated that the purpose of the NYSC which was meant to promote national unity and integration has been defeated because Corps members are now being posted to their geopolitical zone due to insecurity across the country.

Meanwhile, Corp members posted to the Bayelsa orientation camp in the country are not having the best of experience.

In a recent video shared by @gossipboyz1 on Instagram, an unidentified distraught corps member, in the company of his colleagues, lamented the poor state of their orientation camp.

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He hammered on the fact that the shabby looking lodge exposed them to mosquitoes and wasn't properly ventilated.

In another news, a Nigerian graduate with the handle @JESSEDREVIVAL who studied mechanical engineering in school has taken to Twitter to showcase the work he is doing for survival.

It is no news that many Nigerians struggle to get a befitting job nowadays as more people are becoming 'accidental entrepreneurs.

In a tweet on Thursday, May 13, the Nigerian man shared a photo of himself at work and a snap showing when he got his NYSC certificate.


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