I am ready to go back for NYSC – Minister of Communication Adebayo Shittu

Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communication said that he is ready to partake in the mandatory one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.

Premium Times media has exposed the Mr Adebayo Shittu that he did not take part NYSC, in the mandatory one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.

In an interview with Edumund Obilo, an Ibadan-based journalist, the minister said he is willing to join fresh graduates in the scheme “if it becomes necessary”.

Asked if he is willing to still serve, Shittu replied: “Of course I will go. It will be a pleasant thing to go after I have been governor by the grace of God.”

Obilo asked him “what camp would you like to serve in?”, to which he responded: “Whichever camp. I will serve in any place if it becomes necessary for me to go. If it becomes necessary, I will.”

Shittu, however, insisted his political service supersedes participating in the mandatory scheme.

“The courts would have to decide whether serving in the house of assembly and being a minister is not superior and does not replace service in the NYSC.

“I am not Kemi Adeosun because I didn’t have any forged certificate of exemption. She didn’t forge, she was a victim of circumstance,” he added.


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