The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has debunked rumours in certain places that the management of the scheme has diverted the February allowances of corps members to the fight against coronavirus disease.
Reacting to the rumours, a statement by the NYSC Director, Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi on Monday, described the rumours as the handwork of mischief makers who are bent on spreading fake news.
She restated the commitment of the NYSC management to the welfare and wellbeing of the corps members.
Adeyemi added that the report attributed to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim that the February allowance of Corps Members had been used to fight against Coronavirus is fake and totally misleading.
“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, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim 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,” the statement reads in part.
Naija News recalls the federal government recently approved the payment of N33,000 as monthly allowance to the corps members in line with the new minimum wage regime in the country.