NYSC Management Refutes Claims of Sending Corps Members for War in Niger Republic
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Management has firmly denied allegations circulating about the deployment of Corps Members to the Niger Republic by the Nigerian Federal Government for the purpose of engaging in a war to restore democracy in the troubled nation.
Eddy Megwa, the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, issued a press statement on Saturday to address this matter, categorizing the news as false.
In the statement, he urged the general public, particularly Corps Members, potential Corps Members, and their parents, to dismiss the report. He pointed out that the report originated from skit makers and content creators, and he emphasized the criminal nature of such misinformation.
The statement emphasized: “NYSC Management has been made aware of a circulating video on social media alleging that Corps Members will be sent to the Niger Republic by the Federal Government to participate in a war for the restoration of democracy. We want to clarify that this claim is entirely baseless and concocted by the individual behind the video, a skit and content creator, with the intention of generating attention to his platform.”
NYSC Management called on all parties to disregard the misleading story that could potentially disrupt national peace and stability.
The statement also conveyed a stern warning to content creators and skit makers, urging them to refrain from disseminating false information that could undermine the nation’s tranquility. Law enforcement agencies were assured to be fully committed to ensuring that those responsible for propagating such stories face legal consequences.