Calls for Scrapping of NYSC Uncalled for, Says Sultan


By Mohammed Aminu

Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar 111,  said on Tuesday that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has remained the only option for bringing Nigerians under one roof as a country, saying calls by some Nigerians for its scrapping should be disregarded.

Speaking when the Director General of the NYSC, Brig -Gen. Suleiman Zakari Kazaure, paid him a courtesy call in his palace in Sokoto, the monarch maintained that people making such proposals for the scrapping of the scheme have negative intentions.

He noted that the scheme has remained relevant and the only unifying factor in spite of diverse religious and ethnic differences.

“We believe in Nigeria and its existence as one big family. Nigerians should continue to assist one another to build Nigeria.

“God cannot make a mistake by creating us together as a country and we will continue to do what is right in line with the Islamic teachings,” he said.

The Sultan emphasised that Sokoto state was a model for the scheme, adding that, the feat in the state should be replicated across the nation.

He promised to continue to support the scheme at all levels and urged the DG to sustain the successes recorded by his predecessors.