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"The NYSC Scheme Should Not be Scrapped, It Is Needed Now More Than Before"- Shehu Sani

A Nigerian Senator and a Human Right Activist, Shehu Sani has reacted to the decision of House of Representatives to scrap the National Youth Service Corps Scheme (NYSC). In a tweet made on his Official Twitter page, Shehu Sani said the NYSC should not be scrapped, it's needed now more than before.

Punch Newspaper gathered that the House Of Representative is considering a bill to scrap the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Scheme

The Scheme was set up in 1973 by Yakubu Gowon administration, as part of strategies to foster unity in the post-civil war era.

However, the Scheme has come under heavy criticism because of the deteriorating security situation in the country

Mr Awaji-Inombek, in the explanatory memorandum of the proposal, listed Insecurity and the killing of Corps as a reason for the scrapping

Reacting, Shehu Sani said "The NYSC should not be scrapped.Its needed now more than ever before. Many Nigerians have never known anywhere other than their hometown and University town if not for NYSC. Its mandate should be expanded to give participants full military training in the face of insecurity.

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