President Muhammad Buhari has revealed that his administration had no plans of scrapping the National Youth Service Corps programme.
Many quarters had claimed the programme had outlived its original aim of national unity, and that it should be cancelled.
The insurgency in the North, which had led to the death of some corp members had also hindered the scheme reaching its full potential.
But in a statement through the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, Buhari revealed he still believed in the programme.
“I firmly believe in the NYSC and I think it should remain a national programme to promote integration,” Buhari said.
“Whenever I go home to Daura, I look out for corps members from Lagos, Aba and other parts of the country.”
“I am always thrilled to learn that except for the NYSC, some of them have never left their states of origin to visit other cities in the country,” he finished.