Mr. Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, has said that the Federal government will sustain the National Youth Service Corps Scheme.
The Minister disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, stating that the NYSC is one of the greatest tools for National development for youths in Nigeria.
Dare wrote, ”The NYSC scheme remains one of the greatest tools for national development for our youth.
“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.
Dare, who made this statement amid calls for the NYSC scheme to be scrapped.
Recall that the House of Representatives considered a bill for the discontinuation of the NYSC scheme.
The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Alteration Bill, 2020, seeking to repeal the NYSC Act, has been billed for the second reading.
The sponsor, Mr Awaji-Inombek Abiante, in the explanatory memorandum of the proposal, listed the various reasons why the NYSC should be scrapped.