FG reacts to calls to scrap NYSC scheme

The Federal Government says there are no plans to scrap National Youth Service saying its contributions to national development are indisputable.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, said this in Abuja on Saturday night at the premiere of an advocacy movie produced by the NYSC entitled “A Call to Service”.
The movie was produced to increase appreciation for the scheme’s relevance in promoting national unity, patriotism, peace and cohesion.
The minister said;
“The timing of this movie could not have been better than now after weeks and months of debates about whether the NYSC is relevant or not and whether the scheme should be scrapped or should continue.
“The answer to the critics, to the anti-NYSC is in the premiere of this movie. This movie needs to travel and hit every viewing platform across Nigeria and in the diaspora; it must go viral.
“Let the message go out strong and clear, that the NYSC has come to stay. The scheme is more relevant now than it has ever been before in the country”.

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