NYSC Suspends Accounts of 1000 Corps Members Over Unethical Practices

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has suspended account of 1000 Corps members who tried to bribe its staff to work their posting and redeployment to desired locations.

The management of NYSC explained that the accounts of affected Corps members had been temporarily blocked, and vowed to discipline anybody found guilty at the end of investigation.

This was disclosed to Nyscinfo by the Director-General of the scheme, Brig. Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim in an interview with reporters in Abuja after declaring open the inspectors’ development programme with the theme: “Optimising the ideals of the scheme through effective utilisation of the NYSC inspector.”

The suspended accounts belong to some corps members of 2021 Batch A, Streams 1 and 2, who sought redeployment from the original states they were posted to.

Some of the affected corps members were said to have sought redeployment from some states, especially the North due to insecurity. A few others sought redeployment on health grounds, among others.

Aside from cancelling their redeployment, NYSC also suspended their accounts and stopped their monthly allowances.

The NYSC DG stated that the 1,000 corps members involved are still undergoing investigation while those found guilt would face disciplinary action.

“There are 1000 corps members nationwide, we believe, were involved in unethical practices. So, we cancelled it and we are still investigating it so anybody involved will be disciplined accordingly.

“So, recently, we had to block 1000 of the corps members who are involved in it because in NYSC we do not condone any act of indiscipline. We will not compromise our mobilisation process; our deployment is free, relocation is free.

“Once you have genuine reason on account of health and those that are married, we normally mobilise our staff and corps members should not go to any length and be deceived by either some of the unscrupulous staff and also outsiders who connive to compromise the process.

“Some even go to the extent of telling prospective corps members that they can change their date of birth so that they continue to come to service, that era has gone.

“I want to appeal to Nigerians that they should please not fall prey to these fraudsters, our deployment is free where there are challenges we NYSC has a way of addressing it”, NYSC DG said.

Source: Nyscinfo

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