Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has suggested that members of the National Youth Service Corps be used to battle the insecurity facing the country.
He made the suggestion at the seventh lecture series to mark the 2021 annual birthday ceremony of Chief Babatunde Oduyoye, the Special Adviser to Give Seyi Makinde on Political Affairs in Ibadan.
Fayemi said he believed that one of the cheapest and fastest ways to handle tackle the insecurity was to amend the law setting up the Nation Youths Service Corps.
“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.
“Those who cannot join the military services can serve in their community without pay if we must still retain the NYSC for everyone.
“To incentivise those who may volunteer to serve, they will have a separate certificate and medal of honour in addition to having priority for military, paramilitary and civil or public service recruitment after service.
Credit: News Agency Of Nigeria