The federal government through the office of the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, has ignored critics on scrapping the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), maintaining the program will remain.
Speaking during the premiere of an advocacy movie produced by the NYSC entitled “A Call to Service”, Dare, noted the scheme is needed in the country at this crucial time.
He said: “The timing of this movie could not have been better than now after weeks and months of debates about whether the NYSC is relevant or not and whether the scheme should be scrapped or should continue.
“The answer to the critics, to the anti-NYSC is in the premiere of this movie. This movie needs to travel and hit every viewing platform across Nigeria and in the diaspora; it must go viral.
“Let the message go out strong and clear, that the NYSC has come to stay. The scheme is more relevant now than it has ever been before in the country.”