- On Thursday, June 3 evening, the social media space in Nigeria was awashed with stories that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) will be mobilising corps members for war
- Some Nigerians made different hilarious posts regarding sending corps members to Sambisa Forest an by extension participating in the Boko Haram counterinsurgency war
Following the unconfirmed reports, the management of NYSC has come forward to issue a Press Statement to rebut the news story.
Presented below is the Press Release by NYSC, issued late last night::
REBUTTAL: NO CORPS MEMBER IS BEING MOBILISED FOR WAR
This is to clarify the misrepresentation of the NYSC Director-General’s recent interview with the media currently trending on the social media.
The Director-General had stated that in line with the National Defence Policy, Corps Members are like soldiers on reserve, because their education, exposure and sophistication, can make them easily adaptable to military training.
He charged them to remain focused and patriotic; and for the spirit of NYSC to live in all Nigerians.
General Ibrahim never at any point said that Corps Members are being mobilised to fight war.
The Scheme shall continue to safeguard the interest of Corps Members at all times.