National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has debunked report making the rounds in the media that the Scheme had begun to post corps members to overseas.
Director-General of the Service, Brig. Gen. Suleiman Kazaure made the dismissal yesterday at a workshop organised by the Press and Public Relations Department of the Scheme in Abuja.
Kazaure said despite effort by some people to run down the Scheme and to give it a bad name, they had improved on the online registration to ensure efficiency in the system.
According to the DG, the scheme would not operate outside its enabling laws, adding that, “we are on the right track.”
He said, “With the online registration we have been able to check ghost corps members and a lot of things no doubt it has make it easier for both prospective corps members and scheme.”
The Director of Press and Public Relations, Abosede Aderibigbe, also told journalists at the occasion that posting corps members abroad to serve was not part of the law that established the NYSC.
She described the report as, “misleading,” urging the public not to take social media report as the position of the NYSC.
She added, “It is a lie. I saw it on facebook; it is not in the Act that established the NYSC. We do not operate outside the law that created the Scheme.”