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Nigeria: Corps member donate his monthly allowance to fight COVID-19.

Hodo Bassey, a corps member serving in Cross River state, has reportedly donated his N33,000 one-month allowance to support the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.

Philip Obin, technical assistant on new media to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo media, took to his verified Twitter page on Wednesday to announce the feat.

Obin said Bassey handed out his allowance to the state government through Betta Edu, the commissioner for health, in what he described as a “commendable” gesture.

“Hodo Bassey has donated his one month Allawi of N33,000 to the Cross River state government through the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Betta Edu in the fight against the pandemic,” he wrote.

“This is commendable, a worthy sacrifice indeed. Anyone who has the contact of this corps member should please forward it to me.

“He deserves a space in a national daily, just like others who have also donated billions. A donation is a donation, no matter the amount.”

The tweet was accompanied with pictures that showed Bassey handing out a white envelope to the health commissioner while maintaining social distance as a precaution against COVID-19.

Bassey’s gesture comes at about the same time when the number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria reached 210 as many states across the country have remained under a compulsory lockdown.


COVID-19: No NYSC members infected in Kebbi state, Nigeria.

Kebbi State Government has refuted insinuations in some quarters that a member of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in the state has been infected with the novel covid 19 (Coronavirus).

The Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Ja’afar Muhammad,who is also Chairman, Task Force for control of COVID-19 in the state refuted the insinuations on Thursday in Birnin Kebbi during a press briefing .

Muhammad explained that the state had not yet recorded any case of Coronavirus stresed that, the briefing became necessary following social media reports circulating, that a member of National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) in the state had contracted the virus.

“The 27- year – old NYSC member that was alleged to have contracted the virus was diagnosed at Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Birnin Kebbi on March 24, and the result turned out to be pneumonia, not Covid-19 as falsely speculated.

“The corps member was presented from the NYSC camp with a history of fever, cough and body pain at FMC with no history of travels outside the country or any contact with suspected or confirmed case of Covid -19 in the last two weeks preceding his presentation.

“He has been admitted and managed as a case of Community Acquired Pneumonia of which he has made satisfactory progress and is awaiting discharge,” he said.

According to him, in view of the circumstances surrounding his admission, his sample has being taken and the result is being awaited.

Muhammad said that the result would be made available in the next few days for proper confirmation and urged the people to remain calm.

” There is no need to panic as all our teams are on red alert, routinely and diligently providing all the necessary needed services.

“We have since swung into action as regards surveillance and rapid response mechanisms, to complement the existing healthcare structures in the state.

“Sub committees have been set up by the Task Force, to fine-tune plausible strategies and measures against Covid -19,” he said.

The Commissioner, promised that, the task force would update the people regularly through the media, as well as other communication outlets .

Muhammed warned members of the public to desist from spreading false information on coronavirus in the social media which may cause unnecessary palpable apprehension and anxiety in the minds of residents of the state.


COVID-19: Corps members free to go home – NYSC.

Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has permitted all corps members to travel to their homes.

The decision, according to the DG, was coming on the heels of the closure of all schools in the country due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country.

In a memo to all Area Coordinators signed by Sanusi A.R on behalf of the NYSC DG, he stated that corps members willing to travel to their various homes should be allowed to go.

“I am directed to request all state coordinators to grant permission to corps members willing to travel, especially those in the teaching or allied professions.

“For the period it will last, corps members should be advised to adopt all preventive tips provided by the federal health authorities including high level of hygiene and refrain from any unwholesome act that may put them at risk,” the DG said.

He ordered all coordinators to inform corps members about the decision and ensure compliance.


COVID-19: NYSC suspend CDs meeting indefinitely.

days after suspension of orientation camps

Few days after shutting down its Orientation camps nationwide over the Coronavirus outbreak, the National Youth Service Corps NYSC has suspended its weekly Community Development Service activities indefinitely.

The CDS affords Corps members the opportunity to meet weekly and monthly to discuss ways they can better their immediate environment with any project they can embark on.

A statement released by the NYSC Director of Human Resource Management, Abdulrazak Salawu, said the CDS suspension was because of the increasing cases of Covid-19.

The statement reads

“Sequel to the pandemic of coronavirus globally and management’s concern for the wellbeing of corp members nationwide, I am directed to inform you to suspend all Community Development Service activities until further notice. This obvious course of action is directed by circumstances beyond our control.

“The sudden changes in many countries warranting social changes between persons and isolation of persons on account of COVID-19 present no other option but to stop CDS activities because of a large number of persons in close contact.

“With the abundance of caution, avoidance of errors is easily achievable.”


New Lagos NYSC camp to accommodate 20,000 people.

In an interview on the sidelines of the swearing-in of Batch A Stream 1 corps members at the Iyana Ipaja orientation camp on Thursday, the state’s NYSC Coordinator, Mr. Eddy Megwa said the camp to be located in Agbowa, Ikorodu, will be able to accommodate up to 20,000 people.

Megwa, who said he visited the site with the Lagos State team last Wednesday, said: “It might interest you to know that yesterday, a detachment of the state government and my humble self went to inspect the site – including the Commissioner for Special Duties.

All of us went to Ikorodu where the site is located. And I need to assure you; in a moment, in a jiffy work is going to start there and we are going to have it commissioned before the present Governor completes his tenure. Lagos is a state of excellence and what they are planning to do is something no other state has ever done.

They are looking at 20,000 capacity orientation camp. I tell you, by the time they are done with it, it will be an ultra-modern orientation camp never seen in the country.”


COVID-19: NYSC shut down Orientation camps Nationwide.

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Wednesday morning shut down all orientation camps nationwide over fears of the coronavirus.

The Batch A corps members began their orientation on 10th March and were expected to be in their camps for 21 days, but as learnt, that they will be getting their letters posting them to their places of primary assignment, just one week after camping

The coronavirus has so far killed over 7000 persons globally and three cases have been confirmed in Nigeria, although no death has been recorded in the country.

More to come…


Gov. Obiano dedicates new NYSC permanent orientation camp in Anambra

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has commissioned the new Permanent Orientation Camp for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Mbaukwu-Umuawulu, in Awka South Local Government Area.

According to the governor, apart from accomodating the corps members, the camp can generate about three hundred direct jobs and over one thousand indirect jobs.

“The orientation camp is expected to cater to 300 direct jobs and over 1,000 indirect jobs. That is the essence of our investments in this project apart from the fact that it will be a comfortable place to put together men and women who are serving their fatherland for a mandatory period of one year. My advice to all of you is to an effective participant in this programme,” he said.

On his part, the Minister of Youths and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare praised the governor for his administration’s support to the scheme.

The Minister noted that Obiano “is making the best investment in our youths, those of the ground here and the youths of Anambra who are in different skill acquisition centres.”

Speaking also, the NYSC Coordinator in the state, Mr Kehinde Aremu, confirmed the clean health status of all corps members.

He noted that prior to the commencement of the Orientation Course for the Batch A, Stream II corps members, mandatory Coronavirus (COVID-19) tests were carried out for all participants.

Aremu also reiterated the commission’s commitment to safeguarding the health status of all corps members and others involved in the scheme.


Gov. Obaseki pledge quick completion of NYSC permanent orientation camp.

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured of timely completion of the state’s National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) permanent orientation camp in Okada, Ovia North East Local Government Area of the state.

The governor gave the assurance when he inspected ongoing construction of the NYSC permanent orientation camp, noting that his administration is working towards completing the project within six months.

He noted that the construction of the NYSC camp is being revived 16 years after the construction of the facility commenced.

Obaseki said his administration has completed the documentation process for the contracts and mobilised contractors for the project to site, noting, “The contracts have gone through proper procurement and the contractors are being mobilised and finalising paper work with various agencies concerned.

“As soon as that is done, additional funds would be released to them and I am optimistic that work will progress before the rains.”

He said the permanent orientation camp will be used as training venues by paramilitary agencies in the state, adding, “We have the Public Work Volunteers (PUWOV) and we are going to have the community neighborhood, vigilante groups and community policemen and these facilities will be available for their training here.”

The Edo State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mr. Adebayo Ojo, said on completion of construction of the permanent orientation camp, NYSC will provide the necessary facilities to facilitate smooth camping at the site.


Lagos: Sanwo-Olu tells prospective corps members to be of Good Conduct.

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, charged the newly sworn-in National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members to portray good conduct during their service year.

Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by Mr Taye Bamgbose-Martins, Commissioner for Special Duties, said this during the opening and swearing-in ceremony of the 2020 Batch A Stream 1 corps members.

“Being called up for the National Service is a privilege hinged on the successful completion of various academic programmes,” Sanwo-Olu said.

He congratulated the corps members for their academic achievement, describing it as a first step on a worthy journey in the service of their fatherland.

He urged the corps members to internalise the words contained in the national pledge and uphold the oath of allegiance which they had sworn to.

Newsmen report that the swearing-in oath was administered by Chief Justice Olubunmi Olutoyin to no fewer than 2169 corps members.

Also speaking, the NYSC State Coordinator, Mr Eddy Megwa, said that the camp was free of the dreaded COVID-19 virus.

He assured everybody that there were sanitized at the gate and people were made to wash their hands before coming inside.

Megwa said that the welfare of the staff and the corps members were his deep responsibility throughout the orientation camp period.

He also said that NYSC and state officials had visited the new orientation campsite at Ikorodu and were confident that the 20,000-capacity facility would be ready during the Sanwo-Olu administration.


Katsina: Prospective corps members rescued after abduction.

The victims, three males and female, were traveling with their schoolmates from Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, to Zamfara state where they were posted to for the one year mandatory NYSC scheme, when the bus they chartered from Osun state, was attacked and they were abducted.

NobleReporters learnt that the kidnappers called the families around midnight on Tuesday March 10, demanding a N10m ransom.

A father of one of the victims said the kidnappers called with the same number they used to reach him the previous day.

“I just spoke with the Commissioner of Police now and he told me that all four have been rescued. I am thankful to the police for rescuing them.

The kidnappers called again around midnight and this time, someone who could speak English was on the other end. They said I have to bring N10m for my child to be release.

But I did not pay anything and they have been rescued. I am thankful that the children are safe and they are being taken to NYSC in Katsina” the parent said.


COVID-19: We’ve equipped Ondo camp against outbreak – NYSC.

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Ondo state says it has equipped its orientation camp to prevent any coronavirus outbreak among corps members.

Nigeria had confirmed two cases of the zoonotic disease ever since it broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Remember, NobleReporters earlier reported that 1 case escalated in Ondo NYSC camp.

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COVID-19: Outbreak in Ondo NYSC camp.

Grace Akpabio, NYSC’s coordinator in Ondo, on Tuesday, said the scheme is adopting “proactive measures” to prevent any outbreak on camp.

She said the secretariat deployed hand sanitizers, washing basins, and other medical supplies to hostels and other strategic places at the Ikare Akoko orientation camp.

According to her, the move had come in compliance with the health safety measures approved during a pre-orientation workshop held at the directorate headquarters in Abuja.

“I assure prospective corps members posted to Ondo state that we’ve done what’s humanly possible to prevent any outbreak of diseases in our camp,” the state coordinator said.

“We have enough hand gloves and face masks to go round. Some measures put in place are thorough clearing and cleaning of the whole landmass on which the camp is situated.

“We have equally replaced nets of all doors and windows which were torn by previous participants. We do not stop at that, all ceiling fans have been serviced and they are working perfectly well.”

NYSC earlier made headlines after claims spread that it had diverted funds meant for corps members’ February allowance to the ongoing fight against coronavirus in the country.


COVID-19: Outbreak among corps members in Ondo camp – NYSC.

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Ondo state says it has equipped its orientation camp to prevent any coronavirus outbreak among corps members.

Nigeria had confirmed two cases of the zoonotic disease ever since it broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Grace Akpabio, NYSC’s coordinator in Ondo, on Tuesday, said the scheme is adopting “proactive measures” to prevent any outbreak on camp.

She said the secretariat deployed hand sanitizers, washing basins, and other medical supplies to hostels and other strategic places at the Ikare Akoko orientation camp.

According to her, the move had come in compliance with the health safety measures approved during a pre-orientation workshop held at the directorate headquarters in Abuja.

“I assure prospective corps members posted to Ondo state that we’ve done what’s humanly possible to prevent any outbreak of diseases in our camp,” the state coordinator said.

“We have enough hand gloves and face masks to go round. Some measures put in place are thorough clearing and cleaning of the whole landmass on which the camp is situated.

“We have equally replaced nets of all doors and windows which were torn by previous participants. We do not stop at that, all ceiling fans have been serviced and they are working perfectly well.”

NYSC earlier made headlines after claims spread that it had diverted funds meant for corps members’ February allowance to the ongoing fight against coronavirus in the country.


Noble Reporters’ famous author, ‘Olamide Noble’ celebrate joyous NYSC P.O.P. {Photos}

Olamide Noble, C.E.O and famous author of Noble Reporters by his real name ‘Adigun Michael Olamide’ who hailed from Kwara state began his National youth service corps by March 2019 finished today, 5th of March, 2020 after his successful B.S.c. in Accounting program at Esep le Berger University, Benin Republic.

Check out his photos below;


MC Macaroni celebrate after NYSC passing out parade.

Social media comedian, Debo Adebayo popularly known as Mr Macaroni has opened up on what he went through before he could become a university graduate.

The “OOIN” initiator who is passing out of NYSC today 5th of March shared the story of his challenges before he could become a graduate.

In his post on Instagram, the actor explained that becoming a university graduate was very challenging for him.

In his statement;

”I finished secondary school 2009. I went to 4 different Universities between then and 2019. Most people thought I was possessed. I didn’t care how long it was going to take, but I told myself I was definitely going to get a University degree. Long last, I got it.

Today I have also added my NYSC certificate.
This time last year, no one knew me. Today, by God’s grace, I stood over 2 hours taking pictures with my amazing colleagues who for one reason or the other have come to admire me or my craft.

Like I keep saying, we will all get to those heights we wish to and even beyond. Just keep pushing! Just do something. Don’t give up because you just might be so close to your breakthrough.
This moment is one to cherish for a lifetime.
God for us all! 💜💜💜”


Corpers’ arrears in petition [See…]

The petition was created by a corp member by the name Ishola Temitayo.We need about 100k shares for this petition to get to federal government and other appropriate authorities

To support this petition all you need to do is READ AND SHARE, you can also drop your comment maybe the authorities too can read to know your mind



I want to use this medium to draw attention of the federal government to the issue of the payment of the arrears

The bill that established the MINIMUM WAGE was pass to law in April 2019,which means the payment of the minimum wage should start from April 2019

It is Worthy to be note that all government workers has received the arrears and the corpers are left behind

It was recalled that under the regime of President Goodluck Jonathan, all corpers received their arrears including those that were still before the time of its implementation.were all paid in arrears

Today we want to know the reason why federal government has not paid the arrears to Corpers that were in service during the implementation of Minimum Wage

Corpers Nationwide being the future leaders and able youth of this great Nation deserve to know why we were left out of the payment of arrears.

Do Federal Government think paying us arrears is a waste of money, Don’t they know if they pay us means they are investing in us.

1 Corps member of Batch A 2019 will receive N118,800 as their arrears covering the period of April and December 2019

2 The Corps member of Batch B stream I 2019 will receive N105,200 as their arrears covering the period of June and December 2019 while others in Stream II will receive N66,000 accordingly

3 Also corps member in Batch B 2018 stream I and II ,and Batch C Stream I and II will receive N26,400, N39,600, 79,200 and 92,400 respectively

Finally,I call on the relevant NYSC authority to assist us to achieve this for the greater benefit of our Great Country at large.

To support this petition Share to all social media, we need about 100k share before it gets to the appropriate authority,you can also drop your comments maybe the authority will hear your voice.


Kwara: NYSC coordinator place youth in charge to curb corruption

The NYSC Coordinator in Kwara, Mrs Esther Ikupolati, has urged Corps members and youths in general to shun any act of corruption in all their endeavours.

Ikupolati made the appeal on Friday in Ilorin while addressing corps members at an anti-corruption rally jointly organised by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

The rally tagged: “Nigerian Youths walk against corruption”, was attended by Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and Speaker, Kwara House of Assembly, Mr Salihu Danladi,

According to her, corruption is the root of all the problems bedevilling the country, adding that until corruption is totally uprooted from the social fabric of the nation, the youth will continue to suffer the consequence.

“Corruption is the root of all the problems we can talk about in this country, people not getting jobs, all this insecurity, all have its root in corruption.

“The security challenges the country is facing today and other vices have their roots in corruption. To rid the country of corruption, we have to start from the youths,” Ikupolati said.

AbdulRazaq, who stopped to address journalists in front of the Government House, commended EFCC and the Zonal Coordinator, Mr Isyaku Sharu, for the good work they are doing in fighting corruption and recovering looted funds for the state.

AbdulRazaq said the N8 billion that EFCC recovered from looters and handed to his government was used to kick-start the 2020 budget.

He said his administration has zero-tolerance for corruption and pledged his total support for EFCC to effectively fight corruption.

The governor appealed to the corps members to live a life devoid of any social vice and particularly shun corruption.

He promised to host the corps members passing out on March 5 to a dinner at the government house to thank them for being good ambassadors.

The governor, accompanied by the NYSC Coordinator, the EFCC zonal head, and the Speaker, took part in the walk against corruption from the beginning of the EFCC office and returned to terminate at the same office.

The walk took the people through Ahmadu Bello Way, to Challenge in Murtala Mohammed Road down to A Division of the Nigeria Police.

The train turned to Ilofa Road, turning left after Civil Service Clinic down to Offa road and up to Flower Garden back to EFCC office.

Speaking after the walk, the NYSC coordinator said over 2,000 corps members participated in the walk against corruption.

She described the rally as a huge success and commended the corps members for their orderliness throughout the exercise.

Ikupolati said NYSC collaborated with the EFCC to organise the rally because of the NYSC DG’s passion for anti-corruption.

She declared that the walk against corruption would achieve the objective as many of the corps members would go back to their places of primary assignment to continue the sensitisation.

“The rally is a huge success, and for the governor to stay to the end is enough motivation for everybody particularly the corps members,” Ikupolati said.


Edo: NYSC, Editorial C.D.S group road work on health awareness – Accident occured

The program started with an opening speech from omolewa oyebode, from the charity CDs group rendering a vote of thanks to hon. Eghe Ogbemudia and the Local government inspector Mr. Nosa, Ogboghodo for his support towards the success of the program.

The presentation of award was done by the A.D. before the supposed walk on health awareness to Hon. Eghe Ogbemudia, the vice chairman of NYSC Egor local government.

Photo of Olua pupils

The Editorial CDS group in conj. With the Egor Local Government chairperson, V.P and L.G.I led a street walk to sensitize the people of the local government and it environs of Lassa fever, it’s causes, control and prevention.
The walk kick started at about 10:30am, with the local government chairperson with her entourage from the local government all in attendance, the nysc LGI was also on ground with all Editorial CDS group members.

The troops left the Secretariat, into the environs of the Egor Local government area down to Olua nursery and primary school. The aim of this road work is to sensitize the community, especially the pupils of Olua primary school on the outbreak of the Lassa Fever Virus, Its Causes and prevention. several placards were held high and also chorus of corps members saying *we don’t want Lassa Fever in Egor and help us put an end to the virus*. Some of the placard contained different messages, like *”we don’t want Lassa Fever in our state, wash your hands regular, keep your environment clean and safe, Lassa is deadly”*

The troops arrived Olua nursery and primary School in Uselu, the V.C. Mrs. Eghe Ogbemudia addressed the pupils, she told them to always wash their hands with handwash or soap and water. And also these children were taught how to wash their hands. They were also told to abstain from burning bushes.

Coming back from Olua nursery and primary school in uselu, an accident occured, involving a car and a truck at uselu market in front of access and zenith bank on the centre of the U-Turn.

Vice Chairman, Egor Local Government, Hon. Eghe Ogbemudia

NobleReporters learnt that there was no casualties but the car was damaged.

The Chairman, Egor local government move closer and other officials at the incident area.

N.Rs saw the owner/lender of the car crying and angry. He was unsettled.

President, Egor Editorial CDs Group

After the sensitization that took place in Olua nursery and primary School, the troops headed for the Uselu Market where the V.C. addressed the traders on the importance of keeping the environment clean, usage of rat killers and proper disposal of dead rats.

The LGI also gave the market women the hand washing gesture and taught them how to properly wash their hands.

Corps members took pictures with Olua pupils

The group all headed back to the Secretariat at around 12pm , were the V.C., L.G.I and the.president of Editorial group gave the summary of what the walk was about. Afterwards, refreshments were made available for the corp members courtsey of the chairperson.


Editorial CDs corps member speaking on Lassa fever

Vice President, Egor Editorial CDs Group (Left) | C.L.O (Right)
P.R.O, Egor Editorial CDs (Left) | Vice President, Egor Editorial CDs Group (Right)


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Corps members got married in NYSC khaki {Photos}

Two serving corps members in Kano have tied the knot months after the met during their orientation program in the state.

The couple Mohammed Alhaji Musa and Hauwa Yahaya Bagudu both met during the 2019 Batch ‘A’ Orientation Course, where they reportedly fell in love with each other.

A post shared on NYSC Official Forum reads:

The ancient city of Kano stood still today when two serving Corps Members, Mohammed Alhaji
Musa and Hauwa Yahaya Bagudu exchanged marital vows.

The new couple met at NYSC Kano State Orientation Camp in Kusallah Dam Karaye during the 2019 Batch ‘A’ Orientation Course.

NYSC Kano State Coordinator, Malam Baba Ladan, who led other NYSC Staff and Corps Members to the wedding reception which took place at Nigeria Air Force Base in Kano, commended the new couple for maintaing their relationship which blossomed into marriage.

He also praised them for fulfilling one of the objectives of the NYSC Scheme which is to achieve national unity and integration.

The Coordinator used the ocassion to appeal to other Corps Members to build relationships that would bring good memories in the future.

See photos here;


N33k: I am always thankful to Gen. Gowon for initiating NYSC – Buhari

President Buhari while receiving delegates of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday February 6, stated that some Lagosians living in Victoria Island have never visited Ikeja.

The corps members who were led by Minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare and the director-general of the NYSC Ibrahim Shehu, came to thank the president for increasing their monthly allowance from N19,800 to N33,000.

In the statement released by President Buhari’s spokesperson Femi Adesina, the Nigerian leader commended former Head of State Yakubu Gowon for introducing the scheme which he said has made youths to know the country better and understand other cultures.

He said;

“People come from far and wide; some from Victoria Island in Lagos have not even been to Ikeja. They now find themselves in Daura and other parts of the country. Whenever I go to my town, I get in touch with members; some of them from Lagos, some from Port Harcourt

“Whenever I meet General Gowon up till today, I thank him for initiating the NYSC. It is a nationalist and patriotic thinking that led to the development of the scheme.”


Corps member returns N33k excess allowance after being paid N66k in Kaduna

A corp member serving in Kaduna State has received praises after he returned the excess cash which was paid into his account.

About two weeks ago, corp members received their 33k alert, but this Particular corp member received 66k. He returned the money immediately and Nigerians have praised him for his action.

Recall that Shuaibu Ibrahim, a brigadier general and the director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), announced last month that the monthly allowance of corps members has been increased to N33,000.

He said the increase is in line with the new minimum wage approved by the federal government.

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Breaking: Calabar corper impregnated by JSS 2 student, LIE

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Cross River State has debunked report of a JSS 2 student impregnating a female corps member serving in the state.

In a statement released by NYSC’s Head Press & Public Relations Unit in the state, Abdullahi Yuguda, it was alleged that the report was shared on social media to malign the reputation and integrity of the scheme and the public perception of corps members.

It reads;

“The attention of the National Youth Service Corps, Cross River State has been drawn to a malicious publication making the rounds in the social media, alleging that a Female Corps Member was impregnated by a teenage boy (student) in the state.”

“To put the records straight, there is nothing as such in Cross River as claimed by the unknown writer. It is only meant to malign the reputation and integrity of the scheme and the public perception of our corps members. The national youth Service Corps is a reputable organisation that is very proud of her Corps Members because of their high level of discipline and responsibility and therefore cannot be involved in such a shameful act.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the authorities of NYSC at Local, Zonal and State levels never received any report of such formally or informally.

“The said news is the handiwork of fake news hawkers who derive joy in seeking attention or traffic to their websites, at the expense of protecting journalistic code of ethics.

“Embarrassingly the originators of the news failed to state the source of the news rather was dwelling on imaginary school, JSS student and Corps Member.

“Worthy of note is the fact that NYSC has a laid down procedure for approaching matters on Corps Discipline and Reward. But as at the time of fielding this rejoinder, no Corps Member in Cross River State is connected with such negative Act.

“Management of the Scheme in Cross River State advises the authors and originators of such callow write up to retract same and henceforth, desist from manufacturing fake news with the intention of deflating the reputation of the NYSC scheme but rather pay attention to the numerous selfless services rendered to Cross River communities by Members of the National Youth Service Corps.”