Twitter is currently flooded with mixed reactions after a report from The Punch Newspaper stated that the Director General of NYSC, Brig. Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim revealed that corp members could be trained and drilled to go to war if the need arise.
He made this known during an interview with Channels Television. Ibrahim reacting to the call for the National Youth Service Corp to be scrap, said that corp members are considered among those who would secure the country.
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He made it clear that corp members during their three weeks orientation camp were drilled like military men and women, so they are kept on reserve and can be mobilised in a situation in which there is a serious war.
He stated that the scheme is more important right now due to the agitation and call for Nigeria to disintegration. According to him, NYSC will do all it can to ensure that every corp members are secured and he advised all to be mindful of where they go and avoid late night.
Nigerians after reading what the director general said, reacted differently. Some said he made this statement because his children ain’t among those serving as corp members.
Some Nigerians said that if it’s because of the allawee being paid monthly, they won’t serve again. While some believed it’s not a big deal, that Nigerians needs to start thinking of what they can do for Nigeria and not what Nigeria can do for them.
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I know you would have a word or two to say regarding this development, please feel free to drop your comments on this.
As a corp member, will you be ready to obey the Clarion call, lift Nigeria high under the sun and in the rain, with dedication and selflessness as you professed in the NYSC anthem?