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The National Youth Service Corps Programme and Growing Security Threat in Nigeria

Africa's Public Service Delivery and Performance Review

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Title The National Youth Service Corps Programme and Growing Security Threat in Nigeria
Creator Okafor, Chukwuemeka Ani, JohnMary K.
Subject — Youth Service Corps; National Development; Programme; National Integration; Security; Graduates. Nigeria
Description The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) was established in 1973 after the Nigerian civil war to involve Nigerian university graduates below the age of thirty in nation building. Gradually, the scheme was opened-up for polytechnic graduates.  The article presents the objectives and deployment policy of the programme. It shows that the early phase of the programme recorded the problems of corruption, ghost corps members, accommodation, language barriers as well as hostile culture. However, the contemporary Nigerian society has been overtaken by the destructive wind of insecurity. The article reveals that the various waves of political violence in the country, including Boko Haram terrorism, hostage crises, and geographical threats have turned into a collection of overwhelming menace to the programme, thereby leading to massive agitation for itabrogation. The article recommends for multiple series of reforms in order to protect the lives of many Nigerian graduates that are building the nation through this admirable development programme.
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
Date 2014-06-01
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/apsdpr.v2i2.56
Source Africa’s Public Service Delivery and Performance Review; Vol 2, No 2 (2014); 149-164 2310-2152 2310-2195
Language eng
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Rights Copyright (c) 2014 Chukwuemeka Okafor, JohnMary K. Ani