The management of National Youth Service Corps(NYSC) on Saturday has reacted to a report circulating online that it’s planning to mobilize Corps members for war amidst the ongoing Niger Coup crisis.
NYSC described the alleged report as completely fake and untrue.
Eddy Megwa, Director, Press and Public Relations of the scheme stated this in a statement made available to DAILY GIST on Saturday.
The statement reads: “The attention of NYSC Management has been drawn to a video circulating on the social media alleging that Corps Members would be deployed to Niger Republic by the Federal Government to fight a war for the restoration of democracy in the country.
Management wishes to state that there is no iota of truth in the story fabricated by the purveyor, a skit and content creator, purposed to drive traffic to his platform.”
“The general public, especially Corps Members,
prospective Corps Members and their parents should disregard the story which borders on criminality in its entirety.
Content and skit makers are strongly advised to desist from spreading false information capable of subverting the peace of the nation.
Law Enforcement Agencies will stop at nothing to bring the purveyors of the story to justice.”
In an old video which resurfaced online, Former Director General of NYSC, Brig.Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim said corps members are part of the national defence policy of Nigeria and can be mobilised for war if need be.