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Beware of fake deployment, NYSC warns graduates, Corps members

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Following reported recent cases of unauthorised deployment of graduates and other Corps members in Nigeria, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has raised alarm over the activities of certain individuals who placed online advertisements claiming to specialise in deployment and redeployment of Corps members to states of their choices.

The NYSC Management has warned prospective graduates and mobilised Corps members not to pay money to anyone in person, or by account for the purpose of deployment or redeployment, as they might be doing so at their own risk.

Mr. Emmanuel Attah, Coordinator, South-West Area Office of NYSC, in a statement,  Wednesday, February 19, said, “the National Headquarters, in Abuja, is already investigating the unscrupulous people behind the scam, with an assurance that upon arrest their prosecution would be made public.

“The activities being currently circulated online in a soft copy flier with the title “Henroozy Koncept” are fraudulent and criminal,” the statement read.

“National Youth Service Corps had never authorised any group, organisation or individual to perform such function or any other functions related to the NYSC mobilisation.

“Deployment and redeployment were done exclusively by the NYSC, based on statutory provision and in compliance with Federal Character, Unity and peaceful coexistence of Nigeria,” he emphasized.

Mr. Attah disclosed that the scheme’s National Headquarters in Abuja is already investigating the unscrupulous people behind the scam, with an assurance that upon arrest their prosecution would be made public.

He, therefore, appealed to parents and guardians of graduates from tertiary institutions to desist from the practice of trying to come through the back door, as such attracts the wrath of the law if caught.

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