A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member of the house of representatives, Hon.Eta Mbora has introduced a bill seeking to provide automatic employment for graduates after their National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme.
The amendment bill which scaled first reading at the green chamber seeks to amend the NYSC Act to enable the military, paramilitary agencies and other special services recruit willing graduates immediately after they have completed the one-year youth service.
Hon.Mbora who represents Calabar Munincipal/Odukpani federal constituency of Cross River state, said the bill will help address Nigeria’s unemployment problem.
He added that if passed into law, it would help graduates desirous of joining the military, paramilitary agencies or special services to do so after they have completed their NYSC programme, provided they meet the agencies’ requirements.
“At the conclusion of their service year, there should be a process where the agencies will examine those interested to determine their qualifications to be employed,” he said.
“They should be able to now enrol them after the completion of service; that is for those qualified. That way, it can address the unemployment problem and job scams in Nigeria.
“Those willing to join the military and paramilitary agencies and other special services should be able to do so since they have served their country.”
Hon.Mbora further explained that the bill seeks to officially increase the allowance of corps members to cater to their needs.