Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, has denied reports that the NYSC scheme is set to be scrapped.
It was widely speculated two days ago that the one-year mandatory scheme for all graduates will be scrapped following the second reading of a bill in the House of Representatives that would end the scheme, which some feel has outlived its usefulness.
The Minister responded to the speculations on Twitter this morning by saying that the government is committed to sustaining the program.
Our youth remain at the heart of our nation’s development through the NYSC scheme. The government remains committed to sustaining the NYSC program. Reforms and initiatives are underway to address current realities. ”Nigeria will stand with her youth.” reads his tweet