Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has called on the Federal Government to recruit Nigerian graduates through the NYSC scheme into the military.
This, the governor said will help address the worsening insecurity issues in the country.
“With this, we can use the existing orientation camps to train willing and able graduates to reflate the security personnel under a special arrangement that will be worked out. That way, the fund that is currently deployed to the NYSC can be used with just some additional funding, which could be sourced through a national emergency fund for the next five to 10 years,” Kayode said.
“Those who cannot join the military services can serve in their community without pay if we must still retain the NYSC for everyone. By available statistics, we need a minimum of 200,000 personnel to boost the fighting power of our men,” stated the Ekiti governor.
“This number is very large and a potential financial and logistic nightmare,” he added.
“Yet, we cannot delay any further. The ungoverned spaces needed to be closed up quickly by motivated men with the singular objective to save the nation; That takes us to the number two issue of financing and arming large recruitment.”