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Death Of Corpers: Will there be NYSC by 2018 ? Senate Calls For Overhaul Of NYSC.

     The Senate has called on Federal Government to overhaul the National Youth Service Corps scheme.The call followed a motion of urgent public importance moved by the Chief Whip of the Senate, Mr Olusola Adeyeye (APC Osun Central).

The Senate also called on the government to improve on medical facilities in all NYSC orientation camps across the country and deploy experienced medical personnel to their medical centres.
The Senate mandated its Committee on Sports and Youth Development to conduct a thorough and comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of three corps members in Kano, Bayelsa and Zamfara recently.Moving the motion, Senator Adeyeye drew the attention of the Senate to the unfortunate death of three corps members, including Miss Ifedolapo Oladepo, from his senatorial district.He lamented that death of corps members had become a recurrent development in NYSC orientation camps across the country.

The Senator also expressed deep concern that experienced medical personnel were not in existence in the orientation camps.He added that inexperienced medical doctors undergoing national service were usually engaged to attend to the medical needs of corps members.

The lawmaker further expressed concern that an orientation camp that housed over 300,000 corps members could not boast of modern facilities to cater for the needs of corps members.He also decried a situation where NYSC officials were not living up to their responsibilities, adding that the development had exposed the corps members to all manner of dangers.

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