Following recent incidences of Kidnappings and armed Banditry attacks, the Board of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has appeaed to the Nigerian Army for deployment of troops for protection of its orientation camps across the country.
Chairman of NYSC Governing Board, Ambassador Fatima Barna Abubakar, Chairman made the request at the Army Headquarters even as she lamented againstrising insecurity in the country, noted that the Army has continued to be an important stakeholder in the NYSC Scheme.
Speaking during a courtesy visit to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, she noted that the Nigerian Army has continued to be an important stakeholder in the NYSC Scheme.
She commended the Army for the massive security provided at NYSC camps by soldiers during the #EndSARS protest saying it prevented the wanton vandalization of properties at the NYSC camps by hoodlums.
The NYSC Governing Council Chairman, stressed the need for collaboration between their Scheme and the Army in the area of capacity and human resources development.
The COAS while responding, commended NYSC officials for instilling in teeming Nigerian youths the attitude of patriotism and loyal service to their fatherland.
Gen. Attahiru advised the NYSC management to introduce patriotism and entrepreneurship as subjects in their orientation programmes, to enhance national development.