A former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, on Thursday reacted to the statement of the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim that corps members can be mobilized for war if needed.
The NYSC boss made the declaration on Wednesday during his appearance on a Channels TV programme, saying the corps members are part of the reserve defence system of Nigeria.
He submitted as part of his defence on why the NYSC system should not be scrapped.
Reno who took to his Twitter account to react condemned President Muhammadu Buhari for not creating jobs for youths in the country.
The former presidential aide wondered why the federal government will send corps members to fight the war, adding the president should send his son, Yusuf.
He wrote, “Is it because @MBuhari can’t create the enabling environment for jobs for our youths that he is toying with the idea of sending @nysc_ng to fight Boko Haram that professional soldiers have been unable to defeat? First send your son, Yusuf!”