According to reports reaching Oyogist.com, the Bill to scrap NYSC has been turned down by the House of Representatives.
The bill sponsored by Awaji-Inombek Abiante, which had scaled the second reading at the lower chamber, called for the scrapping of the NYSC.
The House of Representatives Committee on Youths says there is no plan to scrap the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC).
The chairman of the committee, Yemi Adaramodu, said this in Abuja on Thursday at the official unveiling of nine books on NYSC and maiden NYSC film in commemoration of the 48th anniversary of the scheme.
“Anybody is free to sponsor a bill, but the speaker and the rest of the house believe that the scheme has come to stay in Nigeria.“The scheme is going nowhere and it is not the plan of the National Assembly to scrap it. I want to let you know that we’re with you and for you. We’re fully with you, we’re together.”, he said.
Adaramodu further described NYSC as the only successful national programme that is keeping Nigeria’s Unity.