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Use corps members to strengthen security — Gov. Fayemi urges Buhari

Governor Kayode Fayemi has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to converts NYSC camps into security training grounds so that “willing and able” graduates can be recruited to join the military and the police.

Mr Fayemi pointed out that one of the cheapest and fastest ways to handle this was to amend the law setting up the National Youth Service Corps. “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,” he explained.

“Those who cannot join the military services can serve in their community without pay if we must still retain the NYSC for everyone,” he added. Mr Fayemi explained that the step was necessary and a cheaper way to get 200,000 security personnel needed by Nigeria to tackle its worsening insecurity.

“We need to have a conversation on how we can recruit a large number of people to join the police and the military, even on a short service,” the Ekiti governor stressed.

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