NYSC UPDATE: House of Reps Finally Bows to Pressure, Drops Proposed Plan to Scrap Scheme
House of Representatives has made clarifications on the bill that seeks to scrap the National Youth Service Corps
(NYSC) Yemi Adaramodu, the chairman of the committee on youth development, said that every member of the NASS
has the right to sponsor any bill Adaramodu, however, said that the National Assembly would not scrap the scheme
because of the purpose of its establishment.
FCT, Abuja – Amid mixed reactions over the proposed scrapping of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), the House
of Representatives has finally dropped the idea.
PM News reports that the chairman of the committee on youth development, Yemi Adaramodu, on Thursday, June 10,
gave assurance that the NYSC scheme would not be scrapped.
Adaramodu gave the assurance at the unveiling of nine books on NYSC and a maiden NYSC film to commemorate the
48th anniversary of the scheme in Abuja.
National Assembly will not scrap NYSC
The Guardian also reports that he said sponsoring a bill on scraping the scheme should not rattle the agency because any member has the right to sponsor bills at the National Assembly.
He said: “But the speaker, the rest of us, the leadership of the House believe in the scheme and 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 are with you and for you. We are fully with you, we are together. “I want to tell you that we are behind you, we are with you, we are for you, once you see us here, you should know that we are together and we are full with you. Mr seaker even said that I should felicitate the D-G and his team for this task and that he is very interested in getting the books.”
By Cynthia N.