Gideon Boako considers Bawumia’s National Service credentials useless.

On Wednesday, February 7, 2024, the Vice President spoke to the public about his vision and vowed to make National Service optional for graduates who want to find instant employment after completing their university degree.

He feels that the existing national service plan has to be tweaked to meet the career demands of graduates.
This comment has provoked controversy, with some opponents claiming it would promote corruption.
Vincent Kuagbenu, a former Executive Director of the National duty Scheme (NSS), accused Dr. Bawumia of making NSS optional since he did not finish his mandated national duty when he graduated from university.

However, responding to the claims, Dr. Boako said “Whether he did National Service or not, I don’t know, and I’m not interested in knowing that. It is not everybody in this country who did National Service. In fact, today, it is not everybody who does National Service. If you attain a certain age and you’ve not done National Service, it waits for you.”

“There are people who don’t do National Service but under certain circumstances, it is waived for them. It is not a crime to say you haven’t done National Service. If the authorities consider the precedent and the prevailing conditions and they think they have to waive it for you, it happens.”

“There are people who don’t do National Service but under certain circumstances, it is waived for them. It is not a crime to say you haven’t done National Service. If the authorities consider the precedent and the prevailing conditions and they think they have to waive it for you, it happens.”

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