NYSC Must Be A 2 Year Scheme, One For Military And The Other For Social Works – Governor Ishaku

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme, according to Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku, should be a two-year program.

Following growing instability in the country, Ishaku indicated in an interview with Channels Television that members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) must undertake military training.

The Governor went on to say that he believes that extending the program would better prepare graduates with self-defense skills, especially at a time when national insecurity is at an all-time high.

He said; 

“The NYSC I will say should be two years. One year for compulsory military training and the other year for the social works that they are doing now so that anybody who graduates as an NYSC person can know how to handle the gun and defend himself. 

“Just as it is done in Israel, Lebanon, etc, you must engage your citizens to be proactive. When you cannot provide security, you must allow the people to protect themselves.”

Ishaku also requested that the federal government instruct residents of border areas on how to use guns in order to guide themselves from banditry and kidnapping.

He added; 

“I will still request the federal government that those who are at the border regions and those villages that are hard to reach, they must teach them how to use guns to protect themselves.

“You can’t leave human beings like that — at the whims and caprices of somebody who moves with an AK-47. This is wrong. They should train 10 or 20 people in each village along the axis of the boundaries.”

Source: Ghgossip.com

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