by Doyin Jaiyesimi
The House of Representatives today has come to the rescue of prospective corps members deployed to volatile states in the country. After insisting that corp members should report to states they have been posted to, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have been banned from posting corp members to volatile states in northern Nigeria. The order from the House of Reps follows protests by corp members posted to states such as Borno, Kaduna, and Kano. They implored the NYSC to redeploy them to other states as they feared that their lives would be in danger due to the ongoing Boko Haram crisis. Many parents and “corpers” will be much relieved with this latest development in the posting drama.
There is however a condition attached to this order; redeployment should not be forced corp members. Any corp member wishing to serve in such states should be allowed to do, including those who are originally from the state. It is yet to be seen whether this order will be fully complied with and how quickly the NYSC will be able to redeploy those concerned.
Source: The Punch