The Director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Shuaibu Ibrahim, says the scheme is “critical to the unity of the country”.

He said the scheme is not a waste of time, adding that its relevance in integration and national cohesion must not be underestimated.


The brigadier-general spoke on Wednesday in his office in Abuja.


He said NYSC has been a useful tool for the socio-economic development of the country through the deployment of corps members to states outside their base.


He said the corps members contribute in many ways to the lives of residents of their host communities.


“NYSC is not a waste of time, wherever corps members are posted to, they have been adding value in order to be remembered with good legacies,” Ibrahim said.


TheCable had on Monday reported that the house of representatives is considering a bill seeking to scrap the scheme

319 thoughts on “NYSC Not A Waste Of Time, Says Director General”
    1. As far as nigeria financial situation/ Economy is consigned NYSC is a waste of time bcoz dats d way we some youth see it based on current situation of nigeria unless if our govt will raise up nd erradiate d issue

  1. Arise, O compatriots, Nigeria’s call obey to serve our fatherland with love and strength and faith the labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain to serve with heart and might one nation bound in freedom peace and unity…O God of creation, direct our noble cause guide thou our leaders right help our youth the truth to know in love and honestly to grow and

  2. Nice talk, please defend the youth, I don’t know what is wrong with the FG. NYSC helps in uniting the country, where one leaves his state of origin and go to another state with different culture and will be accepted. You know their ways of live

  3. I pledge to Nigeria my country, to be faithful loyal and honest: to serve Nigeria with all my strength to defend her unity and uphold her honour and Glory so help me God.

  4. Education is the total process of human learning, through which the person develop the ability, attitude and other forms of behavior which are necessary for the growth and development of the society.

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