By Musa Sunusi Ahmad
The member, Representing Michika/Madagali Federal Constituency of Adamawa State, Hon Zakariya Dauda Nyampa, has said that fresh graduates from Nigerian institutions should be enlisted in the army instead of the mandatory one year National Youth Services Corpse (NYSC).
According to Nyampa, only those who may not have the interest of serving as military personnels should be allowed to venture into other endeavour after the mandatory one year training and service in the Nigerian Army.
Rep Nyampa, who is a member of the Public Accounts Committee in the House of Representatives, made the recommendation during a virtual meeting organised by CLEEN foundation tagged: National Security Strategy and Insecurity in Nigeria – Chatting a New Course.
Nyampa also advocated that capital projects of the Nigerian army and other security agencies, should be transferred to state government adding that the chief executives are sending alot on security.
“They know the challenges, they know the terrain,” Nyampa said of the governors insisting that the security agencies should just received their statutory allocations.
“The army spent what is not in their statutory budget. They should be left with recurrent expenditure. Capital projects for the security agencies should be handle by the governors,” Nyampa said adding that any money for procurement for security agemcies should go to the state government.
“All graduate should be enlisted into the army instead of NYSC. If they graduate without jobs, they became menace in the society. Having received military training, they can decide wether to continue with the service or not,” the reps member said.
“The If you go to the villages, you see both graduate and non graduate going to the bush hunting together because there is nothing to do,” he said.
The lawmaker also advocated that soldiers should not be allowed to stay at a war zone for long adding that those at the war front should be paid higher.
Speaking on the electoral process in Nigeria, Nyampa said the security agencies should always ensure fairness in all they do adding that malpractices and favour to certain candidates breed violence and discontentment.
While calling for Nigerians to live in peace with one another, Nyampa said religious extremism must be check.