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“NYSC is Here to Say” — FG reacts to calls to scrap NYSC scheme

The Federal Government has stressed that the National Youth Service Corps would not be scrapped stating that it is here to stay adding that the NYSC has contributed to national development.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare on Saturday night in Abuja at the premiere of an advocacy movie “A Call to Service” produced by the NYSC.

The movie was produced to increase appreciation for the scheme’s relevance in promoting national unity, patriotism, peace, and cohesion.

Mr. Dare has praised the release of the movie adding that its release was timely as it came up at a time when many are calling for its scrap, and the relevance of the scheme has been put under public scrutiny and debate in recent times.

“The timing of this movie could not have been better than now after weeks and months of debates about whether the NYSC is relevant or not and whether the scheme should be scrapped or should continue.

“The answer to the critics, to the anti-NYSC is in the premiere of this movie. This movie needs to travel and hit every viewing platform across Nigeria and in the diaspora; it must go viral.

“Let the message go out strong and clear, that the NYSC has come to stay. The scheme is more relevant now than it has ever been before in the country”. Dare said.

What do you think, have your say on the issue? Do you think NYSC should be scrapped while bearing in mind claims and warnings from the Human Rights Watch that scrapping the schemes would lead to high crime rates?

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