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Fresh allowance for corps members—misrepresentation of facts, says NYSC 

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says media reports on the announcement of fresh allowance for corps members by President Bola Tinubu were a misrepresentation of facts.

Members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). Photo Credit: Ajayi Olusegun Elijah
Members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). Photo Credit: Ajayi Olusegun Elijah

Abuja, Nigeria

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says media reports on the announcement of fresh allowance for corps members by President Bola Tinubu were a misrepresentation of facts.

Eddy Megwa, director of information and public relations of NYSC in a statement on Sunday said the management has observed with dismay the misrepresentation of facts by some media organisations on the development.

“Management has observed with dismay, the misrepresentation of facts by some members of the press during the visit of NYSC Director General, Brigadier General YD Ahmed to Ogun State Orientation Camp in Sagamu, yesterday,” the statement reads.

“For clarity sake, General Ahmed while addressing Corps Members said it is expected that they would benefit from the minimum wage when it is approved, he did not say the President has approved any increment in Corps Members’ allowance.

“Meanwhile, as part of his oversight functions during Orientation periods, the DG advised the Corps Members on different issues relating to patriotism, entrepreneurship, security consciousness, and community development among other issues of youth development for leadership roles.”

Megwa advised journalists to be factual in their reportage of the activities of NYSC to avoid unnecessary apprehension among the Scheme’s stakeholders.

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