The Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, Wednesday, reacted to the proposed scrapping of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) via his verified Twitter handle saying “the government is committed to sustaining the scheme.”
The tweet reads:
“The NYSC scheme remains one of the greatest tools for national development for our youth”, and therefore will be sustained.
“The NYSC scheme remains one of the greatest tools for National development for our youth,” Dare wrote via his verified Twitter handle.
“The commitment of the government to sustaining the NYSC scheme remains.
“Dynamic Reforms and Initiatives towards current realities are ongoing. Nigeria will stand with her youth.”
Recall that a bill to amend the 1999 constitution to scrap the NYSC was introduced in the House of Representatives last week.
The bill was presented by Awaji-Inimbek Abiante, PDP Rivers state, seeking to repeal section 315(5a) of the 1999 constitution and the National Youth Service Corps Act.