MOTION TO SCRAP NYSC
A critical analysis of the objectives of the NYSC (National Youth Service Corps) reproduced below, shows that the scheme which has been in existence over the past four decades has failed to a large extent to achieve these objectives. Instead the scheme has led to the wastage of human resources, as most corp members are not gainfully utilized during this period. Also as seen in the events of the last crisis and similar ones, corps members are unnecesarily exposed to risks.
Hence the Scheme has become more of a problem than an asset and hence should be scrapped
The objectives of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme are clearly spelt out in Decree No.51 of 16th June 1993 as follows:
(a) to inculcate discipline in Nigerian youths by instilling in them a tradition of industry at work, and of patriotic and loyal service to Nigeria in any situation they may find themselves.
(b) to raise the moral tone of the Nigerian youths by giving them the opportunity to learn about higher ideals of national achievement, social and cultural improvement;
(c) to develop in the Nigerian youths the attitudes of mind, acquired through shared experience and suitable training. which will make them more amenable to mobilisation in the national interest;
(d) To enable Nigerian youths acquire the spirit of self reliance by encouraging them to develop skills for self employment,
(e) to contribute to the accelerated growth of the national economy;
(f) to develop common ties among the Nigerian youths and promote national unity and integration;
(g) to remove prejudices, eliminate ignorance and confirm at first hand the many similarities among Nigerians of all ethnic groups; and
(h) to develop a sense of corporate existence and common destiny of the people of Nigeria.