The Management of the National Youth Service Corps,NYSC in Nigeria has refuted media reports currently trending on the social media on the mobilization of Corps Members for war in the country.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Deputy Director (Publications) For ;Director, Press and Public Relations of the NYSC, Emeka Mgbemena and made available to Journalists in Abuja Nigeria’s capital.
According to him, the Director-General of the NYSC, General Shuaibu Ibrahim had stated that in line with the National Defence Policy, Corps Members are like soldiers on reserve, because their education, exposure and sophistication, can make them easily adaptable to military training.
Mgbemena said the Director General in his statement also advised corps members to remain focused and patriotic; for the spirit of NYSC to live in all Nigerians.
According to Mbenemene, General Ibrahim never at any point said that Corps Members are being mobilised to fight war.
He therefore said that, the Scheme shall continue to safeguard the interest of Corps Members at all times.