“NYSC should be for two years, one year for military training” – Governor of Taraba state

The Governor of Taraba state, Darius Ishaku, has said that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme should be a two-year programme.

In an interview on Channels Television, the Governor stated that there is need for members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to undergo military training following increased insecurity in the country.

He added that he believes an extension of the duration would better equip graduates with self-defence techniques especially at a time like this when national insecurity is now rife.

He said, “The NYSC I will say should be two years. One year for compulsory military training and the other year for the social works that they are doing now so that anybody who graduates as an NYSC person can know how to handle the gun and defend himself.

“Just as it is done in Israel, Lebanon, etc, you must engage your citizens to be proactive. When you cannot provide security, you must allow the people to protect themselves.”

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