Why NYSC should be optional – Banky W. Olubankole Wellington, better known by his stage name Banky W, a well-known musician turned politician, has outlined why the National Youth Service Corps, or NYSC, ought to be optional in Nigeria.
The NYSC program hasn’t accomplished what it was intended to since its inception, according to Banky W, who made this claim on Tuesday during an appearance on Channels Television.
“How do we change NYSC since I doubt anyone will argue that it currently accomplishes all for which it was originally intended? Don’t abolish it; instead, let’s take it out of the constitution and make it optional, so that those who do not require it can leave.
“Now that you can pay those that are interested more, you can stop giving them N30,000 a month, which is useless to a young person in Nigeria right now. We are able to pay them between N60,000 to N800,000.