Veteran Nollywood luminary, Kate Henshaw, has raised her voice in a call for the abolishment of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme, citing the critical issue of the safety and security of corps members.
In recent times, the nation’s attention was jolted by the distressing news of eight NYSC members who were kidnapped while traveling along a highway in Zamfara State. Reacting to this disheartening incident, Kate Henshaw took to Twitter on a Wednesday, making her stance clear on the matter.
Henshaw emphasized that given the current circumstances where the security of Corps members can no longer be assured, the NYSC scheme should be done away with altogether. In her plea, she urged the government to cease endangering the lives of the youth with what she termed “moribund ideas.”
Drawing from her own experiences, the esteemed actress recounted her memories of serving in the North. She recalled the safety she felt while traveling by road from Bauchi to the airport, and how her NYSC ID card served as a means to access air travel perks. However, in the present climate, such narratives of safety have become overshadowed by concerns for the well-being of young corpers.
Kate Henshaw’s message resonates strongly: it’s time to reevaluate the feasibility and security of the NYSC program. She asserts that the safety of these young individuals should be a primary consideration, emphasizing that security concerns must be addressed not just technically, but comprehensively.
With her passionate call to action, Kate Henshaw brings the focus back to safeguarding the future of the nation’s youth. The echoes of her voice amplify the collective demand for change, for a system that ensures the protection and well-being of every young life.