It may be recalled that about a month ago, the internet was swashed with the video footage and news of a serving female youth corps member, Ezeiruaku Ifeyinwa Fidelis, being maltreated by another female, Chuka Viola Anele, who was a Lieutenant of the Nigerian soldier.
The management of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), has directed foreign (those that did physical verification of their documents) and local graduates whose names appeared on the NYSC portal to register for the upcoming batch.The management took to its Twitter handle and revealed that the new registration will commence on Monday, 19th April 2021.
National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) Scheme has helped the nation in terms of promotion of peace and unity across the country in the past. Right now, the Nigeria's young graduates are suffering for the country in the name of serving their fatherland. The reason the NYSC scheme was established in 1973 was to encourage interethnic integration, and right now the integration is massive even without corps members involvement.
The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) scheme was a one-year tertiary institution graduates community service programme that was established in 1973 which was three years after the Civil (Biafran) war. According to the founding father, General Yakubu Gowon, who was the then military Head of States of Nigeria, the scheme was primarily meant to foster the fractured unity that the Civil war orchestrated among the regions of the country.
The Director General Of National Youths Service Corps(NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has made his position known on scrapping the age-long scheme. You would recall that a debate about the scrapping of NYSC took place on social media a few days ago where some people were advocating for the abolishment of the scheme as they opined it has outlived its usefulness.
The bill to scrap the National Youths Service Corps is already on second reading at the National Assembly and if it passes that stage, the moves may probably see the light of day. The bill was primarily sponsored to eliminate the scheme with an attempt to safe the young school leavers from the danger of insecurity that has pervaded the nation.
The popular National Youths Service Corps, NYSC was designed to integrate Nigerians and as well to promote peace and unity but at the moment, it is not yielding results anymore. The NYSC scheme should be scrapped and here are the reasons for my opinion. 1. Even if there is no NYSC, the youths are already travelling to all the parts of the country.
The Police in Akwa Ibom state has said none of its officers tortured Kubiat Isaac Akpan, a prospective National Youths Service Corps member, who died in their custody. State Police spokesman SP Odiko Macdon said on Saturday the 28-year-old fell ill while in detention and later died in the police clinic.
Wana Isa, the Kaduna State Coordinator for the National Youths Service Corps, said the scheme will not send corps members to conflict zones. Isa disclosed this at the closing ceremony of the 2021 Batch B, stream 1 orientation course, for corps members deployed to Kaduna State.
Last week, some family members and friends of one Kubiat Isaac took to social media to announce that a group of policemen had arrested Kubiat, a prospective National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) member, at Eni Stores, a popular store in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on the grounds of armed robbery & cultism, and that the young had not been seen again after that moment.
Terrorists Will Now Start Killing Corp Members Anywhere They See Them - Twitter User (Senhor Dragao)
Recall that about a day ago, the Director General of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim mentioned that serving members of the scheme can be deployed where there is serious war. The senior military officer said that Corp members are part of the national defence policy of the country; and that with their education, they can be trained where there is serious war.
It is no longer news that President Muhammadu Buhari out of his goodwill, gave National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in his hometown 2 cows and a token of 1 million naira, after they paid him a visit for sallah homage. Few minutes ago, popular activist Reno Omokri reacted to the news of the NYSC Members receiving a gift token from the president.
The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig.Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim has made it known during an interview on Channels TV that the Members of the National Youths Service Corp can be trained for war. NYSC DG, Brig. Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim. He made this statement on Wednesday during an exclusive interview on Sunrise Daily while reacting to the recent Bill passed by the National Assembly to scrap the compulsory one-year exercise.
The lawyer for the prospective National Youths Service Corps member who died in a police cell has spoken out. According to him, he said that the autopsy that was conducted shows that the boy was tortured to death in police custody. He said this while speaking on phone with Punch.
Today's Headlines: Buhari Backs NYSC, Says It's Better Nigeria Remains United, Jonathan Speaks On Unity.
Buhari Backs NYSC, Says It's Better Nigeria Remains United. Photo Credit: Punch Newspapers The President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, cautioned that it was better for Nigeria to remain united, notwithstanding the differences among her nationalities. The President also threw his weight behind the National Youths Service Corps scheme, insisting the scheme had helped in promoting unity in Nigeria.
The former senator that represented the good people of Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone, Senator Shehu Sani has kicked against the alleged scrapping of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC. According to a tweet that was made by the former lawmaker, he made it known that the National Youths Service Corps, NYSC should not be scrapped for any reason.
Photos Of Ella, The Graduate Of Architecture Practicing, Before She Was Killed By Suspected Herdsmen
Some gunmen suspected to be herdsmen in Edo state, reportedly shot dead a graduate of the Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, that was on way to collect her National Youths Service Corps call-up Letter. It was learned that Ella Williams was in a bus that was attacked by some armed men, the assailants blocked the expressway along the Benin-Ekpoma.
The management of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has sent a condolence message to the families of five corps members that died in a road accident that occurred along Abuja road. Recall that five graduates from the University of Uyo and Akwa Ibom Polytechnic have lost their lives yesterday while travelling to Abuja.
The Director-General of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) Scheme, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has charged the corps members of the 2021 Batch 'B', Stream 2 to use the diverse NYSC platforms to develop themselves and the country. In a virtual message to all corps members and camp authorities around the country on Monday, the DG indicated as much.
After graduating from the University, you are expected to serve your fatherland for one year in which one is expected to give back to society. Serving your fatherland is one of the greatest fulfillment of a graduate. He or she will be posted in States that are not from his region in other to mingle and relate with other tribes and cultures in Nigeria.