Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari may have concluded plans to unveil another programme synonymous to the existing National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.
The Nigerian president, who spoke during the swearing-in of the 2015 batch A of the NYSC also noted that the programme will address youth empowerment, insecurity and other vices which are associated to youths.
Buhari, who was represented by the Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode through Dr. Aderemi Desalu, the state permanent secretary, ministry of special duties, Thursday, said the programme would be anchored on the model provided by the NYSC scheme.
“As we have promised Nigerians, my administration will soon unveil a comprehensive national youth empowerment programme anchored on the model provided by the NYSC scheme.
“Our goal is to comprehensively address youth employment, insecurity and other social vices prevalent amongst our youths.
“As a globally recognised scheme, the role of corps members, as change agents, will be properly articulated and harnessed for the benefit of our citizens across the country,” the president said.
PM News reports that he also assured Nigerians that the fight against insurgency and terrorism would be more decisive and purposeful, noting that: “our commitment is to quickly restore peace in the affected areas and guarantee the security of lives and property of every Nigerian, including corps members”.
Only yesterday, the Nigerian president ordered Alhaji Salisu Maikasuwa, clerk of the National Assembly, through a letter of proclamation, to convene the new and first session of the 8th National Assembly.