How to Defer your NYSC Posting to Future Date

One thing or another may make you seek ways to defer your National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) posting. Kindly note that deferring NYSC posting means postponing your posting to a future date. However, according to the NYSC laws, anyone who misses service is liable, and upon conviction, may face a fine of N2,000, a 12-month imprisonment, or both.

However, realizing that we live in a world of uncertainty, NYSC has granted everyone a second chance to participate in the National Youth Service Corps program. Therefore, you can defer your service, but only once. Please refrain from abusing this privilege.

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 have been deployed to your assigned service location, you can defer your posting by simply ignoring the posting. By not going to the camp, you are deferring your service (no official form needs to be filled out). When you are ready to go for service in any batch, all you need is ‘revalidation‘.

Please note that you are only allowed to defer your service once. Deferring it multiple times may result in penalties, as mentioned above.

Additionally, if your name appears on the NYSC Senate list, you can defer NYSC by choosing not to register until you are ready to serve. As long as your name is on the Senate list, you can register for any batch or year.

If you have any questions, please use the comment section below.

Source: Nyscinfo

60 thoughts on “How to Defer your NYSC Posting to Future Date”

  1. Hello, please if someone wants to defer nysc after registration till the next two or more year when that person is ready. Is there any penalty for that? Penalty for ignoring it that very long before revalidation?

  2. Hello, please I was deployed with Batch B2 for Nysc 2023

    I’m currently in my 6th month and I want to defer the service/posting till a later date.

    please can this be done?

  3. Please if I registered for NYSC and my notification of result is not ready up to the camp time what will happen to my registration?

    • 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?

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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???

  8. 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?

  9. Pls sir the DOB am using isn’t my original one & d mistake was done right from my primary school that y am using it & d man in charge when I did my jamb regularization change my DOB again when creating profile for me & he asked me to do affidavits & declaration of age when I talked to him so pls sir, am I good to go?

  10. Pls sir all my school documents are not using my original date of birth & during my jamb regularization, the man in charge changed my DOB when creating my profile & he asked me to do affidavits & declaration of age which I did, so pls sir is there an issue & do I’ve to take my birth cert to camp or d declaration of age only.

  11. I registered completely already with batch A 2020 but I don’t want to go with stream 1, will I have the chance to go with stream 2? And how can I go about it please

  12. Thank you for this information. Please this rule on deferment is it a new one or it has always existed? WHAT DO I NOW DO BECAUSE IT SEEMS I HAVE FOULED THE RULE AS I HAVE DEFERRED FOR MORE THAN TWICE NOW IN 2019 DUE TO HEALTH ISSUES AS WELL AS ISSUES BEYOND MY CONTROL. AND NOW WANT TO GO WITH BATCH A 2020. BUT WITH THIS, DOES IT MEAN I WILL BE ARRESTED IN CAMP ONCE I SHOW MY FACE THERE? please, advise me on what to do. Thank you and God bless you for the wonderful work you are doing here. The deferment I mean here is that of REGISTERING without showing up at the camp

  13. I started my registration for this Batch A 2020, but then I want to halt it so I haven’t choosen A preferred state of service yet and reason is cause I want to go with stream 2. Pls is der a consequence for this

  14. Can i defer even when am nt serving this year till next year or is it a must that u defer Nd must do the revalidation this year

  15. Very important my name appeared in the Senate list for mobilization and I don’t want to go for service in this Batch B, so what should I do now?

  16. Urgent help needed. Please I registered for batch A 2020, but now I want to go with batch B. When I’m revalidating for batch B will I get to rechoose my preferred choice states? Thanks

  17. I was mobilised in 2019, when I registered on NYSC portal my age was 29years but unfortunately due to delay from my institution I couldn’t go to camp, Alhamdulillah I have been cleared and my name is on NYSC portal I don’t know if I could be able to register and serve?

  18. I want to go for my masters degree first before going for NYSC,but my name is on the Senate list, and also I want deferring letter, plz give me a guide

  19. Hi there. Good day.

    Thank you for this post. It was very helpful. Last year my name appeared on the senate list, however, I didn’t carry any further action and I want to serve in Batch A for 2020. Do I need to re-register in my school or on the portal?

    Thank you for your time and I wish you a great day.

  20. Please I need you help in advice, I just newly got a good job this December and I’m suppose to serve this January on Batch A, I sincerely don’t want to quite my job, I want to work for 1 year at least before I can start giving them excuse is there a was i can serve after one year, or get exemption

  21. Very much appreciated!
    My question is that, what is my stand because my BVN name is Ahmad Muhammad only while my name on the documents is Ahmad Muhammad Ibrahim as written in my statement of result?
    I.e when it comes to account opening.
    Thank you sir


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