In what will appear as some form of relief to intending National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members the Ministry of Youth Development has hinted that ‘corpers’ will not be posted to Borno and Yobe states.
Minister, Ministry of Youth Development Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir, had in an interview with journalists, announced that corps members would be posted to all states of the federation except Borno and Yobe states because of the dire security challenges.
According to him, “My position is that NYSC should continue posting youth corps members to all the states in the country including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, but for now, excluding only Borno and Yobe States.” The minister however, made it clear that the law which requires the NYSC to post corps members to the 36 states of the federation including Abuja still hold, stating that to change that will be tantamount to adjusting the constitution.
In his words, “If you are going to make any amendment to the NYSC or alter anything, you have to alter the constitution… That is the position. In that regard, posting of corps members to states, apart from their own, except in some special circumstances, is governed by the law and must be adhered to.”