There are indications that the National Youth Service Corps, might consider deploying corps members to Ghana and other West African Countries for their mandatory one year service.
According to the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, top management of the Corps would intensify more on their proactive disposition to official engagements to move the Scheme forward.
General Ibrahim stated this during the 2021 NYSC Top Management Retreat held in Suleja, Niger State. The NYSC Boss said the retreat is to serve as a platform for the Scheme’s appraisal of its operations by the top management.
He noted that the retreat would help the Scheme formulate new strategies to guide its operations in a changing world.
During the retreat, a lecturer in the University of Ibadan, Prof. Oka Obono advised the NYSC to utilize the provisions of the ECOWAS Free Movement for the deployment of Corps Members across the Member States.
Prof. Oka said the move would reduce unemployment among the youth and curb the increasing rate of social vices.
In a lecture titled; “Strategies for Sustaining the NYSC in a Changing World”, He advocated that all stakeholders should embrace expansion strategies that would benefit the youths.
He added that the move would reduce the pressures on the Nigerian labour market. However, the Varsity Don, who bemoaned inter-ethnic distrust as the bane of the county’s problems, commended Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim for his excellent leadership style.
He further advised that all stakeholders must adopt a high level of diplomacy and advocacy to positively engage the unlearned youths who are potential threats to national development.