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We are not mobilising Corps members for war, says NYSC

*The National Youth Service Corps clarifies that it not mobilising the Nigerian youth observing the national service for war in the country

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

Following the earlier reports making the rounds in the Social Media since Thursday, June 3 regarding the agency’s alleged mobilisation of the Nigerian youths to prosecute war, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has clarified that it is not mobilising Corps members for war in the country.

Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, Director-General of NYSC

Emeka Mgbemena, Deputy Director (Publications) of NYSC, made the clarification in a statement titled, ‘Rebuttal: No Corps member is being mobilised for war’, and issued in behalf of Adenike Adeyemi, Director of Press and Public Relations of the Corps.

The NYSC Management stated: “This is to clarify the misrepresentation of the NYSC Director-General’s recent interview with the media currently trending on the social media.”

The statement also noted that “the Director-General had stated that in line with the National Defence Policy, Corps members are like soldiers on reserve, because their education, exposure and sophistication, can make them easily adaptable to military training.”

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