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Entertainment of Wednesday, 11 January 2023


NYSC should be optional – Banky W

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Veteran singer-turned-politician, Olubankole Wellington who is also known as Banky W opines that the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, should be optional in Nigeria.

Banky W who is seeking to represent the Eti-Osa federal constituency in the National Assembly on the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stressed that the NYSC program hasn't achieved what it was designed for.

“I don’t know if there is anybody that will disagree that NYSC probably does not achieve everything it was originally designed for today, so how do we reform it? Don’t cancel it, let’s remove it from the constitution and make it optional, the people who do not need it will go.

“Now you can pay those interested more so instead of paying them N30,000 monthly which does nothing for a young person in Nigeria today. We can pay them N60 – N80, 000,” he said on Tuesday during an interview on Channels Television.