NYSC Should Be Extended To Two Years – Jang

gov_jonah_jang_plateau1Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau yesterday advocated for the extension of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) service to two years to allow for military training.
“The youth corps members are supposed to receive military training for a year so that when they are through, they can be useful to the society, “Jang said during a courtesy visit by the Minister of Youths Development, Mr. Inuwa Abdullahi.
Jang said that one year service was not enough, therefore “we need to re-evaluate it and improve on it to include proper military training.”
He criticised the situation whereby after the service, youths had nothing, and this called for proper guardian counselling.
“Youths are supposed to be counselled right from secondary school before they enter the university so that they can read courses that will give them a future. More than 70 per cent of our university students are reading humanities while the remaining 30 per cent are science students. Nigeria needs to look at the possibility of creating special science and technical schools that could give the youth some hope; meaningful military training during their service will perfect it,” he said.
According to him, the nation is in need of deliberate policies that can stimulate the Nigerian economy by raising the youth in a useful and profitable manner.
He said that if the university graduates could be self employed to provide jobs for other youths, “then be sure the nation is on its way to economic development and growth.”
Earlier, Abdullahi thanked the governor for building an orientation camp for the NYSC. (NAN)

42 COMMENTS

  1. Jonah Jang and other greedy,selfish political leaders, may it not be well with you and your families.

    You don’t have the youthw at heart.

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  3. What exactly is your point here sir??? If I clearly understand what you are saying,NYSC should be extended because youths need military training to be successful.Before saying something like this,you should have made research about how many successful individuals in our society are succesful because they have “your very much believed in” military training.This shouldn’t be coming from the governor of one of the states that is not safe for corpers to serve…You should be advocating for the scraping of NYSC not the extension.

  4. This idea ΐƨ cul but at δ same time has disadvantages,should threefore be looked into carefully before making final conclusion….Ƨ̷̜̩̌̋o it won’t ♓ανε effects on youths like us as long as it wil favour us!!! Tanks

  5. y in watever name he holds dear should Nysc be extended to 2 yrs? Wit d peanut allowance n security risk dey are exposed 2. Y waist d precious tym of youth corpse members wen dr is no surety dat dey wil b oferd employment after servin dier dear country 4 such a lng period. BABA GIANG wit all due respect I TINK THE YOUTHS SHOULD BE ALLOWD 2 SPEAK 4 DEMSELVES. ITS HIGH TYM D OPINION OF YOUTHS BECOME PARAMOUNT IN ANY LEGISLATIVE DELIBRATION THAT CONCERNS THEM.

  6. my Honourable?instead of findin solutions on how to improve d youth,mayb give them incentive to start the said self employd,u re here talkin of extension so dat ure govt wll earn d normal lion share,well i dnt blame u,its old age ure suffering from,rubbish!

  7. This man must be stupid. Of what benefit is the thing called NYSC if not to enriched some greedy fellows in the country. We are talking of scraping this melodrama called NYSC and this man is talking of extending it. Must everyone comment on public issues?

  8. I don’t agree with dis ,we serve for a year,still no job,how do u expect us to waste good 2 years in serving and yet come back and be siting at home,

  9. Sir pls render ur resignation if you don’t have any useful thing to render the nation,you bitch of the highest order.instead of talking of increasing the allowance to 50k you saying they should extend NYSC when old fools like you wanna die in the office not allowing youths that are graduates to take power.go to ur old grave now.MTCHEW.

  10. Instead of extending service year to 2 years why can’t u people sit together talk on increasing the corpers alowance; well, i cant blame u people cos non of ur children are there.

  11. This short old fool is an idiot. Wen last did he graduate secondary skul students his talkin of two years service e no go beta 4 u ur children n ur grand children mumu u no pay our PARENTS u stil wnt kil their hope bastard

  12. Sir are aware that some corps member with both parent death have nt been paid 4 some months?if is 2 yrs them he or she we soon join them (RIP)

  13. Sir if this idea of increasing Nysc to 2 yrs was brought in law wen u were in skol,would u hav agreed? I sugest we talk about sometin dat wil benefit d youth lik increasin of corpers allowance and creatin adquate job for them after their service year.
    Na waw 4 9ja leaders o!

  14. His excellency,why don’t you look for a way of reducing the number of unemployed graduate,increasing NYSC allowance or grant them loan to start a business as to have something doing after there service instead of talking about an extension.

  15. Haba Baba Jang, wen did you withdrew your membership frm bokoharam and register wit NYSC haram?For almost a year children in plateau state were at home due to strike action by deir teachers and u ar here talking about service extension to two yrs.How much are you paying d corps members serving in ur state and how many have you giving good accomodation?How many have you retend in your state after service?Pls solve ur in house problem first bfore looking at NYSC scheme.what have u contributed to d economic development of dis country wit your military training and howmany months did you spend in ur traing?

  16. Insteed of extended to 2 yrs it should be reduce to six month to give chance to multiple graduates available waiting to send for.

  17. IN AS MUCH AS I RESPECT ELDERS,SIR LET ME POINT OUT THAT IF NIGERIA GOVERNMENT RESPECT HUMAN CAPACITY THE HUMANITIES AS A FIELD YOU CONDEMED IS THE BAIN AND CORE VALUE TO ANY NATION OF THE WORLD DEVELOPMENT,INFACT YOU CONDEMED HAMANITIES AS A FIELD YET YOU WANT YOUTH TO BE ENGEGED TO SERVE THEIR FATHER LAND FROM THE INITIAL ONE YEAR TO TWO YEARS,ORDINARILY MAY BE THAT MAY NOT BE PROBLEM TO A COUNTRY THAT HAVE HER CORE VALUE TO IT CITIZENRY INRESPECT OF THIER SOCIAL STATUS,RELIGION,ETHNICITY,AND WHAT A VIEW BUT CERTAINLY IN NIGERIA AS ME AND YOU KNOW WELL CAN THAT BE POSSIBLE?

  18. His excellency,now dt u r talking about 2yrs of NYSC, I as an x-corp member 2011/2012 in ur state(Plateau State) really know ow we suffered for non accomodation,non monthly payment from state government,non condusive environment. Infact,wen ur government dd not evn have anythin to offer corp members to d extent of not even a visit throughout orientation camp and POP,only to send representative. Now u ar talking about 2yrs when u hav nothin to offer. Definitely,all corp members posting to ur state ar ready to suffer lost. Again,what about d economy in ur state? Hmmmmn! All d schools and local government had been on strike since last yr b4 my completion of service in june. His excellency,what type of heart u ar carrying and what ar u insunating?

  19. Al of u ar against this norble idea wat of those who spend more than 2years after graduation without jobs. I beg mak wona leavan make them introduce am.

  20. The idea of the skill is quite acceptable. butfor the NYSC being increase to Two years is very wrong. If I may ask? is the problem of uneployment on the youth not having skills or lack of capital to start something? if I ask Jonah jang, how many graduate has he given capital to start something and they fails in Jos? Can he pointed out 20 peoples? When the bill was raise b4 the national assembly to Eliminate NYSC and be given the graduate certain some of money to start little business do they approved it? We should find the problems of Nigeria and not being compounding our problem. Do u want Jos Boko Haram to kill corp member?

  21. Its apparent that our leaders have nothing to offer the youths. The best is to provide adequate job opportunities not extension of suffering called NYSC. Our leaders are shouting that youths should be self employed, yet there is no provision of money for us to establish business. May God save us from these bad leaders.

  22. From the way christian spoke, ΰ would have known dat ϑ highest level O̶̷̩̥̊͡f education attained by him Ȋ̝̊̅§ SSCE. He doesn’t understand wat NYSC Ȋ̝̊̅§ about cos he hasn’t been dere.

  23. What are d children gaining from d so-called NYSC that will make anyone happy to stay in it for 2years. NYSC with its uncaring leaders do not even stand for d rights of d children. In so many places,d children are treated as beggars at their places of service. Allowances are denied them,and when they go asking,d accountants treat them as if they hv come to beg for help and not for their rights. I write based on what is happening in d office where I work. No accommodation,no accommodation allowance etc. If I hv my way,it should even be scrapped. I don’t see its usefulness anymore,just as I see no USEFULNESS for JUNIOR WAEC or NECO;they are only there to enrich a few people. Gov’t should look into these issues. Since NYSC can’t stand for their corpers welfare,a well-meaning body shd volunteer and look into most of these issues d children complain of during their serve terms and grant them justice and bring d so-called thieves of the corpers allowances to book. Tanx

  24. You want them to have military training so that you people can use them for Armed robbery and political thuggery right? You should have think of training NYSC Corp members on trade and empowering them with fund after completion of their service year. So that they’ll be self-reliant and be productive to the Nation. That is not a good idea at all. It can be extended to 2years but not on military training but on entrepreuneur/trade training.
    Think like a visionary leader YOUR EXCELLENCY, MR. Jonah Jang

  25. Let me first register my disappointment with all these commenters who rather than make reasonable comments on this issue, have chosen to insult the person of His excellency gov Jonah Jang.As africans let us not forget that our culture demands that we respect our elders.Gov Jang is a man of integrity whom despite all challenges posed by disgruntled hausa fulani elements in plateau state, has performed well!On the issue of increasing corp member’s service year,i think the government MUST guarantee youths employment after serving and also increase corp members allowances BEFORE implementing the policy.The corp members can be automatically recruited into the various military and paramilitary organisations or other government MDAs after service,while those who are business minded should be given soft loans to start up a business.

  26. In a country where we have a lot of youth addicted to social networks, we should use the social networks to spread the message that the so called NYSC, should be scrapped. People are deprived from serving in private sectors, they are taken to schools, LGA e.t.c to serve.
    The government are looking for cheap labour, they are wasting the lives of many youths in the name of NYSC. Education in university is four years while their children go abroad to study in universities that are 3yrs to earn a degree and 4yrs to earn a degree plus masters. After making youth spend four years for a degree that ought to be 3yrs, now they want them to spend two years wearing khaki. What a mess. I think youths should come out and put an end to NYSC, why can’t they (govt) introduce a scheme that helps student immediately in final year get a job posting and not service. That way people get a job from their final year, that’s what a country like Nigeria needs. A govt that rejected the bill to pay unemployed graduates just 20k, are re-colonising their youths by extending service year.

  27. Hummm, we dont need to conderm dis man, its a matter of explanation.
    Ur excellency sir, we can agree wt u bt on some conditions:
    1) payment of 50k as allawance
    2) automatic employments for all served members or 2million naira after service for self-employment. Anytn contrary, sir no way

  28. Im oscar from Ebonyi state if our so called leader can increase nysc allowance to 50,000 no problm but if not let them not tink of extendin it?

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