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Graduates Should Be Taught To Use Guns – Governor Ishaku

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The Governor of Taraba State, Darius Ishaku, wants the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) one-year program to be extended to two years to enable Corps learn how to handle guns.

Ishaku said this during an interview with Channels Television, he stated that one year of the program should be for military training and the other one year for social works.

According to the Governor, there is a need for corps members to undergo military training following worsening insecurity in the country.

“The NYSC I will say should be two years. One year for compulsory military training and the other year for the social works that they are doing now.

“I believe this is necessary so that anyone who graduates can know how to handle guns and defend himself due to the current situation in the country.

“I will still request that the Federal Government puts this into consideration and teach them how to use guns to protect themselves. They should train 10 or 20 people in each village along the axis of the boundaries,” he said.

Meanwhile, the NYSC DG had said that Corps members can be mobilised for war if the need arises.

What is your thoughts on this? Tell us in the comment section below.

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  1. Aliyu umar shehu

    July 10, 2021 at 4:12 am

    Well, it doesn’t make any sense to me and the federation at-large. becouse (NYSC) is a temporary scheme not permanent. what do we think as a concern citizen will happen to a jobless graduate that undergoes army training for a whole year. and after his/her service for the two years as he stated sitting at home without doing anything don’t we think anything can happen at any moment. my advice as a concern citizen it will only worsen the insecurity in the society.

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