Monday, 6 June 2016
NYSC has not been scrapped – Presidency
The federal government has denied scrapping the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
There were reports that the scheme, which was established since 1975 by then Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retd), has been scrapped by President Muhammadu Buhari, alongside post-UMTE.
However, the presidency described the story as unfounded and legally illogical.
“NYSC is a creation of the law. Only another law can repeal it,” Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity said while reacting to the rumour.