The authorities of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have announced the indefinite postponement of the 2016 Batch ‘A’ Stream II orientation course, which was initially scheduled to commence on Saturday, May 21, 2016.
The postponement was announced in a circular on its official site and verified social media accounts on Thursday.
NO DATE YET FOR 2016 BATCH ‘A’ (STREAM II) ORIENTATION https://t.co/LnIhzaG2iu
— NYSC|#2016ACamp (@nysc_ng) May 20, 2016
NYSC REGRETS POSTPONEMENT OF 2016 BATCH ‘A’ (STREAM II) ORIENTATION COURSE. https://t.co/zaMl1C4Iw7
— NYSC|#2016ACamp (@nysc_ng) May 19, 2016
In the circular, the Scheme said that a new date would be announced in due time.
“The Management of the National Youth Service Corps regrets to announce the postponement of the 2016 Batch ‘A’ (Stream II) Orientation course scheduled to commence on Saturday, 21st May, 2016 due to logistics reasons,” the statement read.
“We enjoin all Prospective Corps members to watch out for a new date to be announced later. All inconveniences are highly regretted, please.”
About 10 minutes ago, May 20, the Scheme made the disclaimer below:
NO DATE YET FOR COMMENCEMENT OF 2016 BATCH ‘A’ (STREAM II) ORIENTATION
The attention of the NYSC Management has been drawn to a statement purportedly from the Scheme indicating that the 2016 Batch ‘A’ (Stream II) will commence on 20th June, 2016.
Management wishes to state that the statement did not emanate from the Scheme; and the Orientation course remains postponed as earlier announced.
We shall use appropriate channels to communicate new date for the exercise as a soon as it is determined.
The rationale behind the indefinite postponement remains unknown, however, what is known is that the Director-General, of the Scheme, Brig.-Gen. Sulyman Kazaure, had earlier spoken of a possibility of postponing the orientation course.
Kazaure openly lamented to the Senate Committee on Sports in Abuja on Monday that the money required for the exercise was yet to be provided.
Few days later, it was gathered that the federal government intervened through the release of funds for the prospective corps members.