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"Corp members can be mobilized to fight war when it comes, that is what they are being trained for" - NYSC DG

The Director General of the NYSC Brig. Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim has said Corp members are part of the Nation's Defense Policy and they can be mobilized to fight war when it comes.

The NYSC DG made this known while appearing on a Programme "Sunrise Daily" on Wednesdays on Channels Tv.

Brig. Gen Shuaibu spoke about the bill to scrap the NYSC scheme and noted that Corp members are very important in the country and are being trained for war which is why they are always being drilled in the orientation camps for three weeks.

He said:

“Corps members are on reserve. They are part of the national defence policy of this country. So, where there is serious war, our corps members are educated, they are knowledgeable and they can be trained. You see the drill and so on.

“You can imagine within the short three weeks in the orientation camps, the corps members are moulded. They are like soldiers. You see female corps members blowing the army horn, playing with the military band.

“So, if not for the knowledge, where are you going to mobilise such young Nigerians to train them quickly to put in their best for the country? So, corps members are on reserve. They are also part of the national defence policy.”

It should be noted that recently, drums of another civil war has been beating in Nigeria with several ethnic killings and rivalry being reported.

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