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No plans to postpone payment of June allowance for Corps Members – NYSC

Management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said that there are no plans to postpone payment of allowance to corps members for the month of June.

The Scheme was reacting to a viral report circulated via social media weekend that stipends for the months of June and July would be paid together to corps members.

In a statement made available to Campus Gist on Saturday, which was widely published on its official social media handles, NYSC said the report did not emanate from them.

“It is the handiwork of mischief makers, bent on deceiving Corps Members and should be disregarded in its entirety,” the statement obtained by Campus Gist added.

“For the avoidance of doubt, all qualified Corps Members shall be paid allowance for the month of June, while in addition, those passing out from Service in July shall receive July stipend, as well as transport allowance.”

The NYSC management appealed to purveyors of fake news to refrain from “the ungodly act which is criminal, with devastating consequences when prosecuted and convicted.”

“Once again, Corps Members are all enjoined to always stay in touch with our official sources (social/mainstream media) for authentic information,”, it added.

On the prevailing coronavirus situation in the country, the Scheme advised corps members to “always stay safe by strictly observing the safety protocols of COVID-19, premised on social/physical distancing, use of face masks, proper washing of the hands for at least twenty seconds, and the use of alcohol-based hand sanitiser.”

Source: Campus Gist

The NYSC said it shall continue to accord priority attention to the welfare of Corps Members, adding, “together, we shall come out stronger in post COVID-19.”

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COVID-19: No plans to reopen orientation camps – NYSC

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said its orientation camps will reopen only when it is very safe, in view of the formidable danger posed by COVID-19 pandemic.

Director of Press and Public Relations Officer of the Scheme, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

“The attention of management of the scheme has been drawn to an online publication stating that the “NYSC is set to reopen orientation camps, lists guidelines,” alluding that the scheme will soon resume orientation programme,” Adeyemi said.

She said the scheme placed very high premium on the lives of corps members, camp officials and other stakeholders.

“…Which was the key reason it suspended 2020 Batch “A” Stream 1 orientation programme in March and shall never act in any way that will compromise their safety.

“To reinforce the foregoing, it is apt to add that even when it has been sufficiently established it is safe to proceed to the camps for the resumption of normal activities, the corps shall only do so when it has received the nod of the federal government,” she said.

Adeyemi added that corps members and prospective corps members are advised to glean information concerning the scheme only from NYSC official sources – both the social and mainstream media.

According to her, the Director-General, NYSC, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, admonished corps members and prospective ones to continue strict observance of COVID-19 safety protocols, predicated on social and physical distancing.

Others, he said, are wearing of face masks, proper washing of the hands for at least twenty seconds, and the use of hand sanitiser.

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