The Chairman Home Committee on Youth Growth, Mr Yemi Adaramodu, has given assurance that the Nationwide Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme wouldn’t be scrapped.
Adaramodu gave the reassurance on the unveiling of 9 books on NYSC and a maiden NYSC movie to commemorate the 48th anniversary of the scheme in Abuja on Thursday.
He stated that sponsoring a invoice for scraping the scheme shouldn’t rattle the company as a result of any member has the suitable to sponsor invoice on the Nationwide Meeting.
“However the Speaker, the remainder of us, the management of the home consider within the scheme and the scheme has come to remain in Nigeria.
“So the scheme goes nowhere, no one is scrapping it.
“I need to inform you that we’re behind you, we’re with you, we’re for you, when you see us right here, it is best to know that we’re collectively and we’re absolutely with you.
“Mr Speaker even stated that I ought to felicitate the director-general and his staff for this activity and that he’s very occupied with getting the books,” Adaramodu stated.
Prof. Okpeh Okpeh, President, Historic Society of Nigeria, whereas reviewing the books, stated that he notably favored the one titled ‘NYSC (1973-2020):Emergence, Development and Growth.
He stated that this was as a result of even with the poor studying tradition of Nigerians the photographs that accompanied the write up have been certain to draw individuals and encaurage them to learn.
Okpeh stated that the scheme won’t be placing cash within the coffers of the Federal Authorities however the nationwide integration it fosters can’t be over emphasised.
Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, who spoke in the identical useless, stated that he had headed many organisations that utilized the service of corps members, explaining that no sum of money should purchase the unity that the scheme stood for.
Whereas figuring out with the virtues of the NYSC, Sule stated it remained the one profitable indigenous establishment that introduced Nigerian youth collectively to understand their diversities.
Gen. Yakubu Gowon, a former Head of State and founding father of the NYSC scheme, who joined the programme by way of Zoom, stated it was the one scheme that would inform individuals how essential and essential they have been to the nationwide integration and unity of Nigeria.
Gowon stated that 48 years was a very long time and lauded the successive management of the scheme for his or her invaluable contributions that has saved the scheme rising from energy to energy.
Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director-Common of NYSC, had earlier in his tackle of welcome stated that he believed that the documentation of the scheme’s actions would enrich the data of Nigerians.T
“That is primarily based on my perception that such endeavour will enrich the data of Nigerians and non- Nigerians concerning the scheme.
“It would thereby engender a better appreciation of its relevance and quite a few achievements,” he stated.
Ibrahim stated that the publications can be veritable reference instruments for researchers along with inspiring extra patriotic zeal in youths.
The books unveiled embrace NYSC (1973-2020) Emergence, Development and Growth; NYSC and Nationwide improvement; NYSC and Neighborhood improvement service in Nigeria.
Others are NYSC and elections in Nigeria; NYSC and Nationwide integration; NYSC and Nigeria’s well being sector; NYSC and the academic sector; NYSC and COVID-19 pandemic in addition to NYSC and Ability acquisition and entrepreneurship improvement.
The maiden NYSC movie titled ”A name to service” was amongst objects unveiled to mark the scheme’s 48th anniversary.