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‘There is no plan to scrap the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC)’ – Reps

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The House of Representatives Committee on Youths says there is no plan to scrap the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC).

The chairman of the committee, Yemi Adaramodu, said this in Abuja Thursday at the official unveiling of nine books on NYSC and maiden NYSC film in commemoration of the 48th anniversary of the scheme.

Recall that a bill sponsored by Awaji-Inombek Abiante, which had scaled the second reading at the lower chamber, called for the scrapping of the NYSC.

But Adaramodu yesterday said: “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.

“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 fully with you, we’re together.”

Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule said there was no reason to abolish the NYSC, stressing that “Just as there’s no price for security, there is also no price for unity, and the NYSC defines the unity of Nigeria.”

A former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), said the NYSC had exposed corps members to life-changing opportunities and impacted the nation positively.

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