NYSC needs to be restructured – Peter Obi

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Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has said part of the restructuring programmes of the Atiki/Obi presidency is to restructure the National Youth Service Scheme, saying the scheme needs to be in sync with global development by incorporating one year of skill acquisition.

Obi said this while speaking to National Youth Corps Members at a Convention at Madonna Renewal Centre, Nkpor.

According to him, restructuring entails looking at existing structures such as those of the NYSC and seeking ways to make it work better to serve the people of Nigeria more meaningful.

He added one of the cardinal plans of Abubakar Atiku revolved around restructuring.

“I am aware the NYSC was formed in 1973 and we commend the wisdom that gave birth to it at that time. It was mainly set up to encourage nation-building and development as well as reconciliation and brotherhood among Nigerian youths.

Forty-five years after, the scheme is ripe for thorough appraisal as to make it more involving by deploying it as a platform through which young graduates with engage in skills acquisition, after which funding will be provided for them, based on chosen criteria, to start various trades,” Obi said.

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