Minister of youth and sports, Sunday Dare, says the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is here to stay, putting to rest speculations, government is planning to scrap the scheme.
Speaking on Saturday at the premiere of an NYSC-produced movie entitled ‘A Call to Service’, the minister said: “The timing of this movie could not have been better after weeks and months of debates about whether the NYSC is relevant or not and whether the scheme should be scrapped or should continue,”
“The answer to the critics, to the anti-NYSC is in the premiere of this movie. This movie needs to travel and hit every viewing platform across this country and in the diaspora; it must go viral
“The message must go out strong and clear, that the NYSC has come to stay. The scheme is more relevant now than it has ever been before.”
He added: “I believe that before the end of the first quarter of next year when we have done all that is necessary, I will be able to present a memo to the (federal executive) council for the establishment of an NYSC Trust Fund,”