The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has reacted to a report in the media that the Scheme had begun to post corps members to overseas.
The Director-General of the Service, Brig. Gen. Suleiman Kazaure dismissed the speculation on Monday while addressing a workshop organised by the Press and Public Relations Department of the Scheme in Abuja.
According to him, despite effort by some people to run down the Scheme and to give it a bad name, they had improved on the online registration to ensure efficiency in the system.
The NYSC DG further said that the scheme would not operate outside its enabling laws, adding that, “we are on the right track.”
He said, “With the online registration we have been able to check ghost corps members and a lot of things no doubt it has make it easier for both prospective corps members and scheme.”
Also speaking, the Director of Press and Public Relations, Abosede Aderibigbe, told journalists at the occasion that posting corps members abroad to serve was not part of the law that established the NYSC.
She described the report as, “misleading,” urging the public not to take social media report as the position of the NYSC.
She added, “It is a lie. I saw it on facebook; it is not in the Act that established the NYSC. We do not operate outside the law that created the Scheme.”