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Youths protest demands to scrap NYSC

Youths protest demands to scrap NYSC
Youths from the 36 states and the FCT, numbering over 100, have protested against the continued demand for the scrapping of the National Youth Service Corps, saying it has become a national heritage and symbol of the country’s unity.

The scheme seeks the development of common ties among Nigerian youths and the promotion of national unity.The youths, who acted under the aegis of ‘Nigeria First’, said the NYSC scheme should be protected and preserved, since its objective was the promotion of national integration among Nigerians.6th August 2022 6th August 2022 Youths from the 36 states and the FCT, numbering over 100, have protested against the continued demand for the scrapping of the National Youth Service Corps, saying it has become a national heritage and symbol of the country’s unity.“Our opinion is that those who have advocated for the scrapping of the NYSC in recent times are not in tune with the reality on the ground in the country.

“Nigeria First wishes to reiterate that the call for the scrapping of the NYSC is a misnomer and should be disregarded by concerned stakeholders, including parents and guardians, as the novel introductions in the NYSC in recent times have been impactful in our quest for socio-economic growth and development,” he emphasised.Related News Sharia law not for non-Muslims, Sultan assures corpers Avoid unauthorised journeys, NYSC warns corps members NYSC mourns as suspected ritualists kill prospective corper “We find such a stance anti-Nigeria given the numerous contributions of the NYSC to nation building and sustainable growth and development.

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