Following the deaths of some corps members in various camps, the Senate on Thursday called on the Federal Government to overhaul the National Youth Service Corps Scheme.
The motion was moved as a mater of urgent public importance by the Chief Whip of the Senate, Olusola Adeyeye (APC Osun Central), as the Senate also demanded that medical facilities in all NYSC orientation camps across the country be improved and that experienced medical personnel be deployed to NYSC medical centres.
The Senate therefore mandated its Committee on Sports and Youth Development to conduct a thorough and comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of three corps members in Kano, Bayelsa and Zamfara recently.
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.