Bill to scrap NYSC dropped, the NYSC Program stays
By Harnie Gold
The bill proposed by a lawmaker, Awaji-Inombek Abiante for scrapping after the graduate national program- National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Nigeria has been dropped by the House of Representatives after successfully getting to the second reading stage.
Making this known during the unveiling of nine books on NYSC and the launching of the maiden NYSC film to commemorate the program’s 48th anniversary, the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Youth, Yemi Adaramodu, made it known that there is no plan to scrap the program.
Anybody is free to sponsor a bill, but the speaker and the rest of the house believe that the scheme has come to stay in Nigeria, come to talk of it we should engage in programs that unite us more rather than things that divided us and That NYSC Scheme has achieved over the years.
He proceeds in letting the house know that: “The scheme is going nowhere and it is not the plan of the National Assembly to scrap it. I want to let you know that we’re with you and for you. We’re full with you, we’re together on this so the NYSC program stays
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The purpose of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program remains, to foster national unity and cohesion among our people, set up by the Nigerian government to involve Nigerian graduates in nation-building and the development of the country,
The program was founded on the 22nd day of May 1973 by the Yakubu Gowon and Adebayo Adedeji, the NYSC program have lived for about 5 decades before the bill to scrap it was proposed but failed after the second reading
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