Veteran Nollywood actress Kate Henshaw has urged the Federal Government to scrap the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme given the escalating insecurity.
Naijacrawl recalls that eight NYSC members were recently kidnapped along a highway in Zamfara State.
Reacting via Twitter on Wednesday, Henshaw said that since the security of Corps members was no longer guaranteed, the scheme should be scrapped.
The thespian urged the government to “stop putting the lives of young people at risk with moribund ideas.”
She wrote, “When I served in the North, it was a very memorable experience. Traveling from Bauchi by road to the airport was safe, and then I flew to Lagos just with my NYSC ID card, which also got me a rebate on my ticket.
“It’s time to scrap this idea since corporations can’t travel within this country without permission or hindrance!
“Stop putting the lives of young people at risk with moribund ideas. Security is a priority and needs to be sorted totally, not technically.”