How To Defer Your NYSC Posting (2019)

How to defer your NYSC

As we live in the world of uncertainty, sometimes something that will make you to seek how to defer your NYSC can come up.

To defer your NYSC means to postpone your posting to a date in the future.

Is it possible to defer NYSC?

The direct answer to this question is ‘yes’.

Although, according to the NYSC laws, anyone who missed service is liable on conviction to a fine of N2,000 or 12 month imprisonment or both.

But after realizing that we are surrounded by a world of uncertainty, NYSC gave everyone a chance to defer service.

So, you can defer your service only once, please do not overdo it.

NYSC official statement on deferment of service

Below is the official statement from NYSC Directorate;


“The National Youth Service Corps Management has observed with concern that some eligible Nigerian graduates who were duly mobilized and deployed for National Service have willfully refused, neglected and did not report or make themselves available for service in a manner directed by the Directorate under Section 2(1) of the National Youth Service Corps Act, Cap. N84, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

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“All those that are qualified and have been mobilized and deployed for National Service as stated above but did not report have evaded service. It is a criminal offence punishable under Section 13(1)(a) of the NYSC Act as follows:

“Any person;

(a) who does not report for service in the service corps in the manner directed by the Directorate, or as the case may be, prescribed under this Act;

such person is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine of N2,000 or to imprisonment for a term of 12 months or to both such fine and imprisonment.

“However, Management has considered giving a second chance to all the defaulters.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Management of the NYSC has put every necessary machinery in place to track and prosecute any person involved in the illegal evasion of National Service.



As you can see from the above statement, there is another to defer your NYSC posting. Now let me show you how to defer your NYSC.

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How to defer your NYSC service year

If you completed NYSC online registration, and NYSC deploy you to where to serve. You can defer your posting by ignoring the posting. Just ignore the posting, that’s all.

Whenever you are ready to go for service with any batch, then what you will need to do is ‘revalidation’.

Please, don’t defer your service two times. It is only once you may do it. Doing it multiple times may attract penalties as stated above.

If you name appear on the NYSC Senate list, you can decide not to register until when you are ready to serve.

If you have any question, use the comment section below.

Updated: October 18, 2019 — 8:39 am

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  1. Hello, if I should defer my batch C 2019 posting can I do revalidate for stream 2 batch C

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