Senate To Scrap NYSC After Mass Death Of Corper’s

nysc-1-600x400nysc-1-600x400The on Thursday called on the to overhaul the National Youth Service Corps Scheme.

The call followed a motion of urgent public importance moved by the Chief Whip of the , Olusola Adeyeye (APC Central).

The also called on the government to improve on medical facilities in all orientation camps across the country and deploy experienced medical personnel to the medical centres.

The therefore mandated its Committee on Sports and Youth Development to conduct a thorough and comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding the of three corps members in Kano, Bayelsa and Zamfara recently.

Moving the motion, Adeyeye drew the attention of the to the unfortunate of three corps members, including Miss Ifedolapo Oladepo, from his senatorial district.

He lamented that of corps members had become a recurrent development in the orientation camps across the country.

The Senator also expressed deep concern that experienced medical personnel were not in existence in the orientation camps.

He added that inexperienced medical doctors undergoing national service were usually engaged to attend to the medical needs of corps members.

The lawmaker further expressed concern that an orientation camp that housed over 300,000 corps members could not boast of modern facilities to cater for the needs of corps members.

He also decried a situation where officials were not living up to their responsibilities, adding that the development had exposed the corps members to all manner of dangers.

He said, “The Senate notes with sadness the of three Corps members: Miss Ifedolapo Amoke Oladepo who died in Kano Orientation Camp and Miss Elechi Chinyerem, who died in Bayelsa Orientation Camp both on Tuesday, November 29.

“Also, Mr Ukeme died in Zamfara Orientation Camp on Thursday, December 1.

“We are deeply worried that the of these corps members is becoming a recurrent decimal in almost all camps across the country.

“We are further concerned that NYSC officials are not up and doing in their official duties as they expose these Corps members to all manner of dangers.”

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