The bill to scrap the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is now being taken into account for elimination by the House of Representatives, forty-eight years after it was formed by the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon.
The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Alteration Bill, 2020, is slated for second reading in the House. The bill aims to scrap the NYSC Act, which is the scheme’s enabling law.
In an explanatory memorandum for the proposal, Representative Awaji-Inombek Abiante, the bill’s sponsor, highlighted justifications for taking into consideration the scheme’s withdrawal.
The memorandum reads
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