Join the Nigerian Army or No NYSC Allawee – Governor Fayemi Tells Graduating Students.
Governor Fayemi, Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to convert NYSC camps into security training grounds in order to recruit “able” graduates to join the military.
“With this, we will be able to use the existing orientation camps to train capable graduates to reflate security personnel under a unique arrangement that will be worked out.” “In this approach, the budget that is currently allocated to the NYSC may be used with just a little extra funding, which could be sourced from a national emergency fund for the next five to ten years,” he stated.
“Those who refuse to serve in the military will be forced to serve in their communities without pay.”
Mr Fayemi indicated that the measure was important and a less expensive approach for Nigeria to obtain the 200,000 security troops it requires to combat the country’s rising insecurity.
“According to existing statistics, we require a minimum of 200,000 soldiers to increase the combat capacity of our warriors,” said Ekiti’s governor.
“This is a really large number, and it might be a financial and logistical disaster,” he continued. “However, we can’t wait much longer.” The ungoverned spaces needed to be promptly closed down by motivated soldiers with a single goal of saving the nation; this brings us to the number two issue of financing and arming large recruiting.”