The minister is in a race of becoming a governor in oyo state. The NYSC has gone tthrough series of check and they found out that after shittu graduated from University of Ife at the age of 25 he is yet to serve his country.
Shittu was contacted based on the issue and he admitted that he did not serve his country. He said he was thinking his first political post after his graduation could suffice as national service, a claim lawyers and NYSC insiders consider as ludicrous and untenable.
Minister shittu said the Constitution provides to becoming a member in the state assembly didn’t contain NYSC and he feels being a member of the state assembly is already a service to Nigeria.
To skip NYSC is a very big offence and it is punishable with 12 months imprisonment.