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.

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“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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