Nigerians React To ‘NYSC Plan On Making Youth Service Optional’

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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.

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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

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