Apparently, the last has not been heard of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) saga. The Batch B NYSC members took their protest to the Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday and found support with the lawmakers.
The students, mainly of the Lagos State University, carried placards with inscriptions like; “LASU says no to posting to the North” and “No service in Boko Haram States, like Kano, Borno, Bauchi, and Kaduna”.
One of the graduates posted to Taraba State said it is quite unfortunate and disheartening that considering the state of violence in the North, the NYSC is still posting students to troubled areas to use their blood as sacrificial lamb for national integration. A position strongly supported by fellow aggrieved ‘corpers’.
The Chairman, House Committee on Education, Science and Technology, Wahab Alawiye-King said the House, at its plenary sitting on Monday, passed a resolution to the DG NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Nnamdi Okorie-Affiah, urging him not to post graduates from Lagos State to unsafe Northern States.
He said the Assembly will resist any attempt by the NYSC directorate to post students from Lagos to troubled states in the North for the service year.
We await the response of the NYSC to the demands of the agitating students and the Lagos House of Assembly.