The proposal by the director general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Johnson Olawumi, that there were planning on making the scheme optional has sparked outrage on social media among Nigerians.
The submission by the director general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Johnson Olawumi, that there were plans to make the scheme voluntary and reduce the corps population to make the programme more sustainable, has sparked reactions among Nigerians.
This is coming on the heels of the pledge made by President Muhammadu Buhari that his government will improve the NYSC’s welfare.
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The statement has kept Twitter buzzing as Nigerians are beginning to react to the issue.
Read tweets below:
If NYSC is to really become optional for real I’ll cry … Tears of profound joy — PRECIOUS (@Mys_p) August 6, 2015
Making NYSC optional will be a great mistake.
— Olamide-sneh (@o_mykel) August 6, 2015
Even some people who got proper job via NYSC will join in bashing it just because that’s what “Twitter” wants — Noble Igwe (@Nobsdaslushhkid) August 6, 2015
If Buhari makes NYSC voluntary he gone go down as the greatest president in Nigerian history
— Nigerian God (@Echecrates) August 6, 2015
NYSC was modeled after “National Service” in UK (which was in place when Gowon attended Sandhurst). UK no longer does “National Service”.
— Onye #2ndNigerBridge (@cchukudebelu) August 6, 2015
NYSC JUST NEEDS IMPROVEMENT NOTHING MORE…
— Dat Igbogal (@EzehRufina) August 6, 2015
Scrap NYSC, or better still, reduce it to 6months, we have been serving the nation since we were born
— Unisellsdotcom (@olumhe) August 6, 2015
Scrap NYSC or turn it into a full time Military Service so recruitment can be done from there.
— General Ike-Egekwu (@Nm3ri) August 6, 2015
FG’s move 2make NYSC voluntary is a highly welcome idea. FG shud also find a way 2make NYSC an entrepreneurship training period 4 graduates
— Unadvertised Jobs (@Noadvertjobs) August 6, 2015