Nigerian Senator representing Bayelsa East in the red chamber, Ben Bruce has disclosed why Ministers without NYSC certificates pass through the National Assembly without getting busted.
According to Senator Ben Bruce, they screen Ministers without NYSC certificates based in information provided by the DSS. He concluded his tweet by stating that it makes no sense to blame him or the senate.
As I am reading the story on
@PremiumTimesng about another @MBuhari minister who did not serve, I am struck by the sheer number of members of this administration who have high profile, highly paid jobs without serving, yet millions of youths are unemployed despite serving Nigeria
Are you aware that the
@NGRSenate screens these ministers based on the information given to us by the security services? If they were able to fool the @PoliceNG and the DSS, how does it make sense to blame me or the Senate?
This is coming after we reported that Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, who was dragged over reports of not undergoing the mandatory one-year NYSC program, reacted to the report.
The Minister of Communications who reacted to the Premium Times’ report of never participating in the mandatory one-year NYSC service, said he served in the Oyo state House of Assembly shortly after graduation from University at age 25 and that should suffice for NYSC certificate.
“The constitution provides for the qualification needed for state assembly members, NYSC is not there. I didn’t need it to become a member of the state assembly, and that is already a service.” he said