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NYSC Members Should Be Trained To Join Military -Fayemi

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has said that the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, should be used to train youths towards joining the military.

The Governor said this is achievable if the law setting up the Corps is amended.

“With this, we can use the existing orientation camps to train willing and able graduates to reflate the security personnel under a special arrangement that will be worked out. That way, the fund that is currently deployed to the NYSC can be used with just some additional funding, which could be sourced through a national emergency fund for the next five to 10 years,” he explained.

“Those who cannot join the military services can serve in their community without pay if we must still retain the NYSC for everyone.”

He explained that this was necessarily a way for government to get 200,000 new recruits in security agencies.

“By available statistics, we need a minimum of 200,000 personnel to boost the fighting power of our men,” stated the Ekiti governor.

“This number is very large and a potential financial and logistic nightmare,” he added. “Yet, we cannot delay any further. The ungoverned spaces needed to be closed up quickly by motivated men with the singular objective to save the nation; That takes us to the number two issue of financing and arming large recruitment.”

The governor maintained that “there are two things that we need to address quickly” to bring the current wave of insecurity to a halt.

“We need to have a conversation on how we can recruit a large number of people to join the police and the military, even on a short service,” he stressed.

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