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.Need Federal Govt Free-Interest Loan? =>See Here.
“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.
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