The Lagos State House of Assembly has rejected posting of batch B of the National Youth service Corps, NYSC, members from the state to the northern part of the country for their service.
Chairman, House Committee on Education, Science and Technology, Wahab Alawiye-King, said this while receiving corps members from Lagos State University, LASU, who staged a demonstration to the Assembly yesterday.
According to Alawiye-King, the House at its plenary on Monday, passed a resolution to the Director General of NYSC, Brigadier-General Nnamdi Okorie-Affiah, urging him not to post graduates from Lagos State to unsafe Northern states where security of lifes and properties cannot be guaranteed.
He said: “Lagos State House of Assembly is a proactive lawmaking body which put the welfare of the residents first before any other thing.”
The lawmaker said the Assembly would resist any attempt by the NYSC directorate to post students from Lagos to troubled states in the North for the service year.
The students who thronged the Assembly with placards with inscriptions such as; ‘LASU says no to posting to the North, Katsina State, State of mass killing’, ‘No service in Boko Haram states, like Kano, Borno, Bauchi and Kaduna etc’.
According to the spokesperson of the students, Mrs. Funmi Sessi, the rate of killings and bombings in the northern part of the country is unbearable.”
She said: “We have come to meet our lawmakers to please help our students from positing them to Boko Haram states because from all indications the security of lives of our people cannot be guaranteed.”