National Youth Service Corps – NYSC
RE: WHO WILL HEAR AND NOT CRY: A REBUTTAL
The attention of the Management of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has been drawn to a malicious and fake article trending on the social media with the above caption. The article equally has a deceptive picture attached alleged to be picture of a Corps Member serving at Kaura Namoda in Zamfara state who was beaten and tortured by the police on the order of one of the indigenes of the town.
Management would have ignored this misleading and stale story manufactured by some mischief makers but for the unsuspecting public who may out of ignorance give any iota of attention to such fake and unfounded story.
It is imperative to note that this same callous story was first harvested by these mischief makers in 2017 with the same picture, this was investigated and discovered to be totally false. The then Minister of Youths and Sports Development presented the alleged Corps Member to the public with proof that he was neither beaten nor tortured by his employer and the police. The reason behind this recent resuscitation is best known to the writers and the story still remains false.
However, while Management calls on our stakeholders and the general public to disregard this unfounded and misleading tales, it wishes to restate that:
1. The welfare of our Corps members is paramount to the Scheme and stringent measures are in place at all NYSC locations nationwide to monitor Corps Members and ensure that cordial relationship exists between Corps Employers, Corps Members and host communities.
2. That every Corps Member has a personal code number issued to him or her. Any true story about a serving Corps Member should therefore present the code number of such Corps Member. The public should therefore disregard any news about Corps Members without their code numbers as such are usually false and unverifiable. The present case inclusive.
The Scheme uses this medium to once again thank our stakeholders for their continued support and interest in the affairs of Corps Members nationwide. The Scheme is readily available to respond quickly and clarify issues where necessary.