The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has denied a media report going round that the scheme is planning to slash corps members’ allowance by 25 percent, due to current economic situation in the country.
In a statement signed in Abuja on Tuesday by its Director of Press and Public Relation, Mrs Abosede Aderibigbe, the NYSC said the report was untrue and urged corps members and the members of the public to disregard the ‘rumour.’
“The attention of the NYSC Management has been drawn to a statement being circulated in the Social Media about a purported reduction in corps members’ allowance by 25 percent. Management wishes to inform Corps members and other members of the public that the statement is false, mischievous and a figment of the writer’s imagination.
The statement said,
“Corps members, in particular, are hereby enjoined to disregard the rumour and remain focused as they continue the service to their fatherland.”
The management has also called on the general public to disregard the rumours on purported shift in the date for commencement of the 2016 Batch ‘A’ Orientation course. Reacting to the social media reports, which claimed the commencement of the 2016 Batch ‘A’ Orientation has been shifted to May, the management described the report as “frivolous and unfounded.” Adding that the orientation course which was scheduled to commence on April 27, 2016, remains as scheduled.
“Prospective Corps members and other valued stakeholders are hereby requested to disregard the rumours on purported shift in the date for commencement of the 2016 Batch ‘A’ Orientation course to May. The rumour is frivolous and unfounded. Management remains focused as preparations continue for a successful Orientation course scheduled to commence on April 27, 2016.”
The Passing Out Parade (POP) for the 2015 Batch A Corps Members will hold on the 14th of April, 2016 across all 36 states in the federation.