The National Assembly, NASS, has assured Nigerians that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Scheme will be kept afloat and well-rooted.
Rep. Yemi Adaramod, Chairman, House Committee on Youth and Sports, made this known on Tuesday during a two-day symposium on the essence of the NYSC Trust Fund.
The symposium is entitled: ”Consolidating the Gains of the NYSC in Youth Empowerment and National Development in the Face of Current Economic Realities: The Imperatives of a Trust Fund. “
”The scheme is a pot that must not be broken as far as the unity of Nigeria is concerned.
”The NYSC has remained a legendary legacy bequeathed to Nigeria by its founding fathers in 1973.
” The scheme has continued to unite the country since when it was established after the civil war,” he said.
Adaramod said: the NYSC scheme always comes in handy when we are talking about unity, national cohesion and integration.
” The National Assembly will always be passionately in support of the scheme, including the establishment of the proposed Trust Fund.
” We will do justice and expeditiously legislate to pass the Act into law for the proposed fund to see the light of the day.”
Adaramodu also described the NYSC Director-General, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim as, ” a prolific academic who is committed to the progress of the scheme.
” Gen. Ibrahim is the most formidable and erudite DG in Nigeria now and the National Assembly will continue to support him.”