The National Youth Service Corp(NYSC) has denied reports on social media that there is a planned 25% cut in the allowances of corp members.
A statement released on Facebook this morning by the NYSC, reads:
“The Management of the NYSC hereby refutes the content of a mischievous information circulating in the social media to the effect that corps members’ allowance has been slashed by 25%.
“In the first instance, the document quoted a “Brigadier General Bamidele Oluwami” the purported NYSC Director General as the source of its information.
“The scheme vehemently dissociate itself from this wicked falsehood meant to create confusion in the polity. The Director General of the NYSC is Brigadier General SZ Kazaure and he never made any comment as claimed by the brains behind the damaging publication.
“Management hereby categorically state that corps members allowance remains N19800 and not reduced to N14800 as wickedly portrayed by the social media release.
“For the avoidance of doubts, we unequivocally restate our unalloyed commitment to the welfare of all corps members at all times.
“Corps members and the public should therefore ignore this misleading information and go about their duties lawfully without fear.”