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NYSC says “No Corps Member is Being Mobilised for War”

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Recently, an interview where the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Director-General Shuaibu Ibrahim allegedly said Corps Members may be mobilised to fight war was trending on social media.

As a result of the several reactions the news received, NYCS has officially released a statement on Facebook, saying that “General Ibrahim never at any point said that Corps Members are being mobilised to fight war.”

The statement was to clarify the “misrepresentation”, and confirm that the DG charged Corp members to “remain focused and patriotic,” as they are “like soldiers on reserve, because their education, exposure and sophistication, can make them easily adaptable to military training.”

See the full statement:

REBUTTAL: NO CORPS MEMBER IS BEING MOBILISED FOR WAR
This is to clarify the misrepresentation of the NYSC Director-General’s recent interview with the media currently trending on the social media.
The Director-General 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.
He charged them to remain focused and patriotic; and for the spirit of NYSC to live in all Nigerians.
General Ibrahim never at any point said that Corps Members are being mobilised to fight war.
The Scheme shall continue to safeguard the interest of Corps Members at all times.
Management.

Photo Credit: @officialnyscng



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