The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has dismissed the allegation that it used Corps members’ February allowance to fight Coronavirus.
NYSC through its social media said the report is fake and handiwork of mischievous persons.
However, NYSC did not mention when Corps members will be paid their February allowance which we hope to be N33,000.
Below is the official statement from National Youth Service Corps as obtained by Nyscinfo correspondent.
“MISCHIEVOUS ALLEGATION OF FUNNELLING CORPS MEMBERS’ ALLOWANCE TOWARDS THE FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS”
“The attention of the Management of the National Youth Service Corps has been drawn to an announcement, purported to have been issued by the NYSC Director – General to the effect that the February allowance of Corps Members had been channelled towards the fight against Coronavirus.
“Every discerning mind knows that the press release is not true; and can never be issued by the NYSC Director – General.
“To all intents and purposes, the false representation by the fabricators of that mischievous post smacks of insensitivity. A global issue such as the Coronavirus which represents a threat to humanity should not be reduced to an object of joke.
“The Management of the National Youth Service Corps and indeed the Federal Government shall continue to accord top priority to the welfare of Corps Members.
“While urging Corps Members to disregard the ill – conceived post, Management strongly admonishes mischief makers to desist from generating and circulating false stories on the Scheme. The full weight of the law shall be visited on anyone caught in the act henceforth.
According to NYSC, there is no arrears for Corps members and former Corps members who were in active when President Buhari signed new minimum wage into law.