The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has clarified the media reports stating that corp members were being mobilized for war.
The said report, which set the internet on fire, was mentioned by the Director-General of NYSC, Brig. Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim during an interview on Channels Television.
To further clarify the DG’s statement, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has released a rebuttal on its social media page, stating that at no time did the DG say corp members are to be mobilized for war.
Read the rebuttal below:
“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.