Popular R&B singer Bankole Wellington stage named ‘Banky W‘ has questioned the motive behind making the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) mandatory for graduates.
In a recent interview on television, the singer cum politician stated that the government should review this and make the service year optional as many might not need it.
Banky W said, “At least half of the young people who do NYSC might not need it. You have people that go for NYSC and they just sign a paper somewhere and give somebody money, so that they say they have it and then go off and do whatever.
“Is that program really achieving what it was meant to? Can we consider amending the constitution so that we can say that this thing is no longer compulsory, it is optional?”
Banky W recently defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and is vying for a seat in the House of Representatives to represent the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency in Lagos State.