How To Defer Your NYSC Posting To Future Date


One thing or the other may make you to seek for ways to defer your National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) posting. Kindly note that deferring NYSC posting means to postpone your posting to a date in the future. 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 second chance to enable participate in the National Youth Service Corps program. Therefore, you can defer your service but only once. Please, don’t 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.

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 chance for those deferred their NYSC posting. Now, let’s show you how to defer your NYSC.

How to defer your NYSC service year

If you have completed the NYSC online registration, and being deployed to where to serve. You can defer your posting by ignoring the posting. Just ignore the posting by not going to camp, that’s all (no official form to fill). Then whenever you are ready to go for service with any batch, what you need is ‘revalidation’.

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

Also, if your name appears on the NYSC Senate list, you can defer NYSC by deciding not to register until when you are ready to serve. Provided your name is on Senate list, you can register with any Batch or year.

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

Source: Nyscinfo

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    • Hello!
      My name is Steve. I registered with the 2022 batch A stream 1. But I don’t think I will be going with that stream but with the next stream 2 of the same batch A. Do I still need to do revalidation?

  1. Pls sir,which is the best way to go abt deferring NYSC? Not to register for Batch A where ur name s bn listed? Or Register and Revalidate later wen u are ready?

  2. Pls i revalidated my mobilization early this year but am not ready for it now. Can i revalidate it again next year?

  3. Hello.

    I submitted my name in school for NYSC mobilization last year December and my name is now on the Senate List, but I haven’t made any attempt to register since I decided to serve next year. But a friend told me I will be banned if I ignore NYSC three times… Is that true?

    • You will not be banned but they will remove your name from the senate list. If that happens, you can approach your institution for fresh mobilization.

  4. I was mobilized and was deployed with batch A stream 1 , and I wanna follow stream 2. What Will I do

  5. I was mobilized with batch A stream 1 and I was posted to zamfara I couldn’t make it and I want to go with batch A stream 2 what should I do

  6. plz Sir, my name is on the senate list for batch A, but i want to go for bATCH B, hope i wont have a problem with dat???

  7. I’ve just been posted to a northern state i never wish to be. I don’t even want to go there talk more of working my re-deployment. So please what is my BEST MOVE?

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