The House of Representatives is considering discontinuation of the National Youth Service Corps scheme (NYSC).
The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Alteration Bill, 2020, which is seeking to repeal the NYSC Act, is billed for the second reading.
The Sponsor, Hon. Awaji-Inombek Abiante in the explanatory memorandum of the proposal, listed the various reasons why the NYSC should be scrapped.
He listed such reasons to include incessant killing of innocent Corps members in some parts of the Country due to banditry, religious extremism and ethnic violence as well as incessant kidnapping of Corps Members across the Country.
Hon. Abiante noted that Public and private Agencies and Departments are no longer recruiting able and qualified Nigerian Youths.
The Military Regime of General Yakubu Gowon had established the NYSC on May 22, 1973, under Decree No. 24 as a means of reconciling and reintegrating Nigerians after the Civil War.