The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has been mandated to suspend the online registration of prospective corps members which requires them to pay N4,000.
The House of Representatives gave this directive on Tuesday following a motion moved by Hon. Hassan Saleh (PDP, Benue).
“As laudable as the idea of sending call-up letters though the internet may be, the decision requiring fresh graduates to cough out N4,000 to access letters appears insensitive and exploitative,” said Saleh.
Although the NYSC argued that the old system of prospective corps members picking up their call-up letters at their schools still exist and that the body was not forcing anyone to get on the new system, the argument held no water with the lawmakers who have now initiated a probe into the matter.
The public petitions’ committee he chairs was already working on the matter, ruled that committee on youth development and the sponsor of the motion be invited to be part of the panel that will conduct a session on the matter.