Dyepkazah Shibayan, Abuja
The House of Representatives yesterday in plenary urged the Police to investigate all killings involving the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members throughout the country. This resolve by the newly inaugurated 8th House during its first sitting was sequel to a motion entitled “Urgent Need to Protect NYSC Members And Review Their Terms Of Service” raised on the floor of the House by Kingsley Chinda.
Explaining further on the motion, Chinda who states the reason for the NYSC programme, reiterated that various Corp members in the country had suffered injuries and untimely death from their host states. The motion was opposed by Femi Gbajabiamila on the ground that it entailed the amendment of a portion of the NYSC Act which cannot be done through a motion but suggested that the whole Act should be brought for amendment.
Other contributors on the floor including Nkem Abonta who called for extra measures to protect Corp members while Sani Zoro added that all uniformed institutions like the Nigerian Army be reviewed as well. The earlier resolve of the motion which is to urge the Federal Government to urgently review the terms of service of NYSC members was however amended by Pally Iriase and was unanimously agreed on by the House. It would be recalled that one Akpanira Hope Frampton, a Corp member was murdered on Saturday in Mbiase, Imo State while at his lodge. Meanwhile the House has adjourned till 23rd June.