Elombah.com is in possession of a document that indicates how the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government has slashed the number of prospective National Youth Service Corps [NYSC] members from South East.
Photo shows the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu
The document was signed by Mrs. Ifeoma Egboka, and copied to the Vice Chancellor, Registrar and Deans of Faculties.
It stated expressly that the order to slash the participants came from the NYSC Directorate Headquarters in Abuja.
According to the document, the number of those slashed in just one institute, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, is 894, away from the originally proposed 2,314.
Our correspondent gathered that the University mentioned above is just an example of what is obtained across the South East.
Meanwhile, the affected students have voiced their frustrations over what they termed ‘unjustified denial of their rights to round off the educational process and jump into the labour market’.
A student, who wouldn’t want her name mentioned, lamented: “If the FG can’t finance the scheme, they should scrap it.”
Presently, the institution is balloting on behalf of prospective crops members “to work out the percentage of the number 894 for each department”.
Our efforts to reach the spokesperson for the Ministry of Education so far have not yielded meaningful fruit.
Elombah.com will continue to monitor the development and update on the latest outcomes.
See the attached document below:
NYSC DENIES PLANS TO SLASH CORPS MEMBERS ALLOWANCE
In a related development, the Management of NYSC has debunked reports on Social media that it was planning to slash corps members’ allowance by 25%.
The scheme debunked the reports in a statement released via its Facebook wall.
The Management of the NYSC hereby refutes the content of mischievous information circulating in the social media to the effect that corps members’ allowance has been slashed by 25%.
In the first instance, the document quoted a “Brigadier General Bamidele Oluwami” the purported NYSC Director General as the source of its information.
The scheme vehemently dissociates itself from this wicked falsehood meant to create confusion in the polity.
The Director General of the NYSC is Brigadier General SZ Kazaure and he never made any comment as claimed by the brains behind the damaging publication.
Management hereby categorically state that corps members allowance remains N19800 and not reduced to N14800 as wickedly portrayed by the social media release.
For the avoidance of doubts, we unequivocally restate our unalloyed commitment to the welfare of all corps members at all times.
Corps members and the public should therefore ignore this misleading information and go about their duties lawfully without fear.
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