NYSC needs reforms, here's how we'll make it happen - Remi Tinubu

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On Wednesday, former First Lady of Lagos State, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, drummed up support for "holistic and modern reforms in the National Youth Service Corps."

The wife of the presidential candidate for All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, stated that such "progressive reforms, which would give the corps a robust outlook, were long overdue."

Tinubu, represented by the Director-General of the National Centre for Women Development, Asabe Bashir, appealed while discussing at the second edition of the APC Professionals Forum Symposium in Abuja.

Remi Tinubu
Remi Tinubu

This development comes barely 24 hours after a bill seeking to amend the existing Act to make the compulsory one-year national youth service for under-30 graduates optional suffered a setback at the House of Representatives.

The bill, which also sought to create more allowances for NYSC members to obtain a Certificate of Exemption, failed to pass second reading as it faced stiff opposition, especially from members of the House from the North.

But on Tuesday, Tinubu’s wife disclosed that she strongly believed the NYSC could be "reformed and restructured" in such a way that it would alleviate the bottlenecks associated with graduates struggling for employment after service.

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