Founder of Leadership Newspapers and Presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sam Nda-Isaiah said Gen. Yakubu Gowon has been a blessing to Nigeria and that his efforts at ensuring the nation healed after the civil war was the reason the nation was able to embark on a gradual recovery and prevent a reoccurrence of the civil war.
Nda-Isaiah who stated this in a statement issued yesterday also called for the reform of the NYSC into a two year compulsory Military service programme for all graduates to enable the nation fortify its national security and increase Nigeria’s defenses and readiness for war.
He said that figures emerging from the current security situation have put the numerical strength of Nigeria’s military personnel at a little over 300,000 which is totally inadequate to protect a country as big as Nigeria.
Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah said with our population we should have one of the largest and most professionalized armed forces in the world.
Alternatively, he said the NYSC can be used to create an army of graduate business owners and entrepreneurs who will create jobs instead of being job seekers.