The Federal Government through the Minister of Youth Development insists corp members must be posted to the troubled states as NYSC must adhere to the rules that the scheme originates from. This means the earlier directive by the Director General of NYSC, Brig - General Nnamdi Okore-Affia that corp members posted to Yobe should proceed to Nasarawa State, while those scheduled to have their orientation in Borno should be directed to Benue State is no longer valid.
So, basically, they dont care if these corp members are killed. If they must post corp members there, then these selfish politicians should bring back all their children outside the country to come and serve in Jos, Kano, Kaduna etc. A government that cannot protect its citizens but has mouth to send innocent people to death through NYSC.
Continue to read statements by the Minister of Youth development, Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir.....
“Talking about the National Assembly’s resolution vis-a vis our position here. My position is that of the law. The fundamental thing is that the NYSC is a constitutional issue; the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, which is supreme. Of course, the NYSC initially was established through a military decree in 1973 because of its potential to the existence of Nigeria as a nation.
And in pursuance of a deliberate policy to set up something that will always and continue to integrate Nigerians and bring about harmony amongst Nigerians, among other things, the framers of the 1979 Constitution deemed it fit to make the NYSC law part of the constitution. So if you are going to make any amendment to the NYSC or alter anything, you have to alter the constitution. That is the position.
In that regard, posting of corps members to states, apart from their own, except in some special circumstances, is governed by the law and must be adhered to.Don’t forget that a number of people went to the civil war. A number of Nigerians went to the war front they were killed they left families.
“There are people who up till now who for no fault of theirs because by circumstances they were born during the period of the war they were not armed they got incapacitated. They have disabilities and they are living with those disabilities because of the war. This is a sacrifice to the nation.”