Following the order from President Muhammadu Buhari for immediate implementation of new minimum wage, the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has dismissed as rumour the information trending online that the scheme will start paying N30,000 new minimum wage starting from July, 2019.
The NYSC Director-General, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, debunked the information on Wednesday when he was addressing PRNigeria. He said, the NYSC management was yet to receive any directive from the government concerning new minimum wage or increment in corps members’ allowance.
Below are his words;
“When there is an increment and we have been notified, we will communicate the heartwarming decision to our corps members through appropriate channels.
“And certainly, the management will make sure that our corps members are paid according to the new increment”, he said.
However, Shuaibu, urged the general public to disregard fake Twitter posts bearing his identity.
He appealed to corps members to start using verifiable social media accounts of the scheme when seeking for information to avoid being misinformed by those that carry fake news around.
Read the official disclaimer below:
The attention of NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has been drawn to a fake twitter account, @DGSlbrahim trending online, created in his name by unscrupulous elements.
The DG wishes to inform members of the public especially prospective and serving Corps Members that the twitter account is fake, misleading and does not belong to him.
Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim since assumption of duty through his all-inclusive leadership style has regularly been interacting with Corps Members particularly on matters affecting their welfare and security through his email address: email@example.com and also 09033050542 for WhatsApp messages.
In relation to the above, Corps Members, members of the public including our esteemed stakeholders are hereby advised to beware of mischief makers who spread fake news through fake accounts on social media.
It is also important to note, that information and updates on activities and programmes of the NYSC Scheme are available on the officially approved Social Media platforms:
Facebook – @officialnysc.
Twitter – @officialnyscng.
Instagram – @officialnyscng.
Registration Portal – www.nysc.org.ng.
Official Website – www.nysc.gov.ng.