Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,379,881 members, 5,306,371 topics. Date: Sunday, 08 December 2019 at 07:41 AM

NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC - Politics - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Politics / NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC (26714 Views)

Osinbajo’s Office Not Sidelined – Presidency / Adebayo Shittu Busted For Skipping NYSC, Risks Jail Term / 'We Support Buhari To Stay In Office, Not To Step Down': Kaduna Youths Protest (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (3) (4) (Reply) (Go Down)

NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by nawtyme: 10:57am On Sep 22, 2018
The National Youth Service Corps has dismissed the claim by the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, that taking political office had compensated for his deliberate refusal to take part in the compulsory national service.

The spokesperson of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Adenike Adeyemi, said the minister’s juxtaposition of holding an elective office and undergoing the obligatory national service is an error.
Since PREMIUM TIMES busted his cover as an NYSC dodger, on Thursday, Mr Shittu has been advancing the argument that his election into the Oyo State House of Assembly immediately after his studies substitutes the mandatory service.

Lawyers who spoke to this newspaper on the issue said Mr Shittu’s justification for skipping the scheme is flawed and ludicrous.

Mrs Adeyemi concurred with the explanation of the lawyers who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES on the unmistakable cases of exemption allowed by the law in Section 2 of the NYSC Act.

The referenced section exempted only four categories of Nigerians from the national service.

Those exempted are those who graduated after their 30th birthday, those who have served in the military or the police for at least nine months and staff of intelligence agencies. The last set of those eligible for exemption are persons who have obtained a national honour.

Speaking to Tribune newspaper, the NYSC spokesperson said the provisions of the Act are very clear, and there are no exceptions for any person like Mr Shittu who became a lawmaker at the age of 26.
She said “Serving in the National (or state) Assembly is not one of them (conditions for exemption from national service)”.

“You have read the Act and you can see the circumstances where someone is exempted, you analyse it if he [Shittu] was exempted duly or there is a reason why he should have served. But the Act is very straightforward on the grounds for not coming up to serve.

“If you are a graduate locally trained or foreign trained, as long as you graduate before the age of 30, you are expected to serve. Whether foreign or locally trained, the law is the same. Our youths should be rightly guided that if you were able to complete your studies and as of the date of graduation, you are under 30, you are eligible to serve,” the NYSC spokesperson said.
Mrs Adeyemi insisted that the NYSC law gives no preferential treatment to Nigerians other than those exempted by Section 2 of the Act, emphasising that
“The NYSC was set up to mobilise all eligible Nigerian youths. The Act does not talk about VIPs or children of VIPs. Anyone who is a Nigerian youth, who has a first degree and under the age of 30 must serve, the issue of VIPs or their children does not apply.

“However, if there is any reason why a corps member needs a concession, the corps member applies and concession is given, for example, for marital reasons and on health grounds. Everyone is treated the same and where concessions are to be given, it is treated. So, VIPs or children of VIPs do not come into the Act and we do not look at that,” she said.
Legal position

Lawyers who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES on the Shittu scandal said the minister is in the breach of the NYSC law for skipping the national service.

“His membership of the state assembly is not the same as national service,” said Huwaila Mohammed, a Kano-based practitioner. “He needs to serve, because the section of the law dealing with exemption did not include political office holders like him.”

Another lawyer, Abdul Mahmud, agreed with Ms Mohammed’s position, saying the minister “is a dodger who is in breach of the law”.

He said by the provision of Section 12 of the NYSC Act, Mr Shittu ought to have presented his certificate of national service before he was cleared as minister.
“The provision is clear,” Mr. Mahmud said. “It says (you must serve) before you get any job in the federation.”
Mr Mahmud, who chairs the Abuja-based pressure group, Public Interest Lawyers League (PILL), said Mr Shittu’s “case is worse than that of Kemi Adeosun because he deliberately refused to serve”.

“If we assume as a member of the Oyo House he (Mr Shittu) served, did it not defeat objective 4 (b) stated in Section 1 (4) (b) of the NYSC Act? Members serve in states other than their own,” he said.

The lawyer said Mr Shittu should be arrested immediately by the police and made to face the law.
“All positions he has held are illegal and he should return all monies he earned from those posts to government coffers,” Mahmud said

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/285179-nysc-replies-minister-shittu-says-political-office-not-replacement-for-national-service.html

5 Likes 1 Share

Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by nawtyme: 10:58am On Sep 22, 2018
Lol. This man who is a lawyer by profession would be sacked by someone without SSCE for not having an NYSC Certificate grin grin cheesy

Is Nigeria not a wonderful country? cool

189 Likes 11 Shares

Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by booblacain(m): 11:03am On Sep 22, 2018
gengen, e don be for this guy.

7 Likes 1 Share

Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by booblacain(m): 11:03am On Sep 22, 2018
gbam. oya Mr Smith, what do you have to say about that?

6 Likes

Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by bedspread: 11:08am On Sep 22, 2018
Mr Shittu should be Relieved of his Job Immediately..
The NYSC Scheme is a Mandatory scheme, therefore He should not be in that post..

101 Likes 6 Shares

Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by unohbethel(m): 11:08am On Sep 22, 2018
cheesycheesy
Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by nawtyme: 11:12am On Sep 22, 2018
Nigeria is a funny country. You can be a president or governor, by attempting SSCE. Yet you cannot be a minister despite being a graduate for failing to serve NYSC.

The funny thing is that this non performing minister who is a lawyer by profession, would be fired by a president who does not have an SSCE Certificate.
grin grin grin

123 Likes 11 Shares

Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by Elmojiid(m): 11:15am On Sep 22, 2018
he is live on fresh fm ibadan,when they ask him about the nysc stuff he try to wave it.
Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by EmekaMD(m): 11:17am On Sep 22, 2018
kiss
Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by FarahAideed: 11:30am On Sep 22, 2018
Clearly the worst govt in our history

13 Likes 1 Share

Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by Built2last: 11:32am On Sep 22, 2018
This country is a joke period

4 Likes 1 Share

Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by nnachukz(m): 11:36am On Sep 22, 2018
Another Saint in a mess. Buhari should have used the whole of his first tenure to assemble these people. Maybe he would have gotten the right persons to accompany him to Daura.

3 Likes

Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by Boyooosa(m): 11:43am On Sep 22, 2018
Good
Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by GlorifiedTunde(m): 11:44am On Sep 22, 2018
You guys should stop blaming PMB, there are those who ought to have verified their credentials before declaring them eligible.

And Shittu should better shut up or else...

8 Likes 1 Share

Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by deafeyez: 11:44am On Sep 22, 2018
Wetin concern me.
Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by Nobody: 11:45am On Sep 22, 2018
Gan gan. Season film don start.

8 Likes 1 Share

Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by Nobody: 11:45am On Sep 22, 2018
How was he cleared during screening o

11 Likes

Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by miqos02(m): 11:46am On Sep 22, 2018
Huuu


But that can't stop his political ambition. He attended secondary school

3 Likes

Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by oshe11: 11:46am On Sep 22, 2018
Na now them wan reply but they went mute on Kemi's claiming investigstion(like she was eligible to apply for exemption b4)

Thunder fire KAZAURE and L. DAURA

5 Likes 1 Share

Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by PresidentAtiku: 11:46am On Sep 22, 2018
Just to imagine that this government took almost 3 years to blame GEJ for the hardship they put the country into..

Shouting about corruption fight without conscience..

KARMA is already at work.... Hope APC survives it

22 Likes 2 Shares

Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by KenModi(m): 11:47am On Sep 22, 2018
nawtyme:
Nigeria is a funny country. You can be a president or governor, by attempting SSCE. Yet you cannot be a minister despite being a graduate for failing to serve NYSC.

The funny thing is that this non performing minister who is a lawyer by profession, would be fired by a president who does not have an SSCE Certificate.
grin grin grin

To be elected to office (such as the Presidency) SSCE is enough but to be appointed a minister, you must have graduated for a tertiary insitutuion and completed the NYSC program or hold an excemption certificate.

My earlier notion keeps getting confirmed more by the day, Nigeria as an entity doesnt make any sense except to the political elites because it gives them an opportunity to keep enriching themselves.

Even the amalgamation of Nigeria only made sense according to the British cos it was profitable to their colonization business; how can a fura da nunu drinking Hausa man in the desert and a fufu eating Igbo man in the rain forest region be brothers; there is no closeness or similarity in culture or religion. Infact the Hausa as closer in culture and religion to Niger, Chad and even Mali. And you wonder why Buhari speaks about the Chad Basin with so much gusto.

When I ask the “one Nigeria” chanters to explain how Nigerians are one, all they do is mumble words that make no sense.

20 Likes 4 Shares

Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by eyeview: 11:47am On Sep 22, 2018
These are the people Buhari took six months to assemble. Very unfortunate

11 Likes

Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by mmb: 11:47am On Sep 22, 2018
Wahada dey for the Minister.

I see him losing his position as Minister.

1 Like

Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by Tundeobama(m): 11:47am On Sep 22, 2018
shittu home u come so u don't even hv Nysc certificate

1 Like

Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by LadySarah(f): 11:49am On Sep 22, 2018
What is paining me most is why the only pic that is being used on his reports recently is that of the Igbo is I agu.
Aren't there other ones,bikonu?

11 Likes 1 Share

Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by naijacentric(m): 11:50am On Sep 22, 2018
My own be say dis mad bia bia man made data more costly

2 Likes

Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by Nobody: 11:50am On Sep 22, 2018
how did he get cleared by DSS and senate to be a minister?

2 Likes 1 Share

Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by wristbangle: 11:51am On Sep 22, 2018
I just pray this man should be relieved of his job for fresh air to breathe in the telecom industry.
Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by LZAA: 11:51am On Sep 22, 2018
nawtyme:
The National Youth Service Corps has dismissed the claim by the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, that taking political office had compensated for his deliberate refusal to take part in the compulsory national service.

The spokesperson of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Adenike Adeyemi, said the minister’s juxtaposition of holding an elective office and undergoing the obligatory national service is an error.
Since PREMIUM TIMES busted his cover as an NYSC dodger, on Thursday, Mr Shittu has been advancing the argument that his election into the Oyo State House of Assembly immediately after his studies substitutes the mandatory service.

Lawyers who spoke to this newspaper on the issue said Mr Shittu’s justification for skipping the scheme is flawed and ludicrous.

Mrs Adeyemi concurred with the explanation of the lawyers who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES on the unmistakable cases of exemption allowed by the law in Section 2 of the NYSC Act.

The referenced section exempted only four categories of Nigerians from the national service.

Those exempted are those who graduated after their 30th birthday, those who have served in the military or the police for at least nine months and staff of intelligence agencies. The last set of those eligible for exemption are persons who have obtained a national honour.

Speaking to Tribune newspaper, the NYSC spokesperson said the provisions of the Act are very clear, and there are no exceptions for any person like Mr Shittu who became a lawmaker at the age of 26.
She said “Serving in the National (or state) Assembly is not one of them (conditions for exemption from national service)”.

“You have read the Act and you can see the circumstances where someone is exempted, you analyse it if he [Shittu] was exempted duly or there is a reason why he should have served. But the Act is very straightforward on the grounds for not coming up to serve.

“If you are a graduate locally trained or foreign trained, as long as you graduate before the age of 30, you are expected to serve. Whether foreign or locally trained, the law is the same. Our youths should be rightly guided that if you were able to complete your studies and as of the date of graduation, you are under 30, you are eligible to serve,” the NYSC spokesperson said.
Mrs Adeyemi insisted that the NYSC law gives no preferential treatment to Nigerians other than those exempted by Section 2 of the Act, emphasising that
“The NYSC was set up to mobilise all eligible Nigerian youths. The Act does not talk about VIPs or children of VIPs. Anyone who is a Nigerian youth, who has a first degree and under the age of 30 must serve, the issue of VIPs or their children does not apply.

“However, if there is any reason why a corps member needs a concession, the corps member applies and concession is given, for example, for marital reasons and on health grounds. Everyone is treated the same and where concessions are to be given, it is treated. So, VIPs or children of VIPs do not come into the Act and we do not look at that,” she said.
Legal position

Lawyers who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES on the Shittu scandal said the minister is in the breach of the NYSC law for skipping the national service.

“His membership of the state assembly is not the same as national service,” said Huwaila Mohammed, a Kano-based practitioner. “He needs to serve, because the section of the law dealing with exemption did not include political office holders like him.”

Another lawyer, Abdul Mahmud, agreed with Ms Mohammed’s position, saying the minister “is a dodger who is in breach of the law”.

He said by the provision of Section 12 of the NYSC Act, Mr Shittu ought to have presented his certificate of national service before he was cleared as minister.
“The provision is clear,” Mr. Mahmud said. “It says (you must serve) before you get any job in the federation.”
Mr Mahmud, who chairs the Abuja-based pressure group, Public Interest Lawyers League (PILL), said Mr Shittu’s “case is worse than that of Kemi Adeosun because he deliberately refused to serve”.

“If we assume as a member of the Oyo House he (Mr Shittu) served, did it not defeat objective 4 (b) stated in Section 1 (4) (b) of the NYSC Act? Members serve in states other than their own,” he said.

The lawyer said Mr Shittu should be arrested immediately by the police and made to face the law.
“All positions he has held are illegal and he should return all monies he earned from those posts to government coffers,” Mahmud said

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/285179-nysc-replies-minister-shittu-says-political-office-not-replacement-for-national-service.html
Sai baba disciples are all dullards and dodgers grin
Pathetic
Cc immhotep greenback ibrahimDamola Roger3D sarkin

3 Likes

Re: NYSC Replies Adebayo Shittu, Says Political Office Not Replacement For NYSC by oshe11: 11:51am On Sep 22, 2018
LadySarah:
What is paining me most is why the only pic that is being used on his reports recently is that of the Igbo is I agu.
Aren't there other ones,bikonu?

6 Likes

(1) (2) (3) (4) (Reply)

Zik's Final Resting Place In Ruins / Akwa Ibom APC Prepares For President Buhari's Visit [Photo] / Buhari Floors Atiku In Bauchi

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2019 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 124
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.