Wednesday, March 24, 2010
SIR: Your editorial "NYSC and crisis-prone states" (The Guardian, March 8) is a timely piece. However, the assertion that the scheme should not be scrapped is like a pastor alluding to the fact that his congregation have sinned against God, but instead of punishment, he advised the Church council to manage such excesses. Till date, much funds and human capital are being wasted year in year out on a scheme that has outlived its usefulness as pointed out by the editorial.
And to make matter worse, corps members are now the targets of misguided individuals during any ethno-religious crisis. The high number of corps members hacked down in their prime is alarming. All well-meaning Nigerians should rise up to challenge the continued existence of NYSC. And thereby rescue parents who are losing their wards every year through NYSC, from the hands of the profiteers that have been using the NYSC scheme as their own access to the national cake.
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Published in The Guardian Newspapers On Wednesday, March 24, 2010.In response to the high rate of raping and killing of Corp members in certain part of Nigeria .