The chairman of the Youth Development Committee of the House of Representatives, Yemi Adaramodu, has assured that the scheme of the National Youth Services Corps (NYSC) will not be eliminated.
Adaramodu gave the assurance at the presentation of nine books on NYSC and an inaugural NYSC film to mark the 48th anniversary of the plan in Abuja on Thursday.
He said sponsoring a bill to eliminate the scheme should not worry the agency because any member has the right to sponsor a bill in the National Assembly.
“But the Speaker, the rest of us, the house management believe in the plan and the plan is here to stay in Nigeria.
“So the plan is going nowhere, no one is scrapping it.
“I want to tell you that we are behind you, we are with you, we are there for you, once you see us here, you should know that we are together and we are totally with you.
“Mr. President even said that he should congratulate D-G and his team for this task and that he is very interested in getting the books,” Adaramodu said.
He said this was because, even with Nigerians’ poor reading culture, the images that accompanied the writing would surely attract people and encourage them to read.
Okpeh said the scheme may not be putting money into the coffers of the Federal Government, but the national integration it promotes cannot be overemphasized.