Management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has described as fake news, report that it would not pay corps members their April and May allowances.
A report on social media had claimed that the April and May allowances of the corps members would not be paid them because it would be contributed to the fight against Covid-19 in the country.
However, in a statement on Saturday by Adenike Adeyemi (Mrs), its Director, Press and Public Relations, the NYSC refuted the report.
She said, “The attention of Management of the National Youth Service Corps has been drawn to a fake news release, directed at Corps Members, and purported to have been issued by the Director-General, conveying to them that their monthly stipends for April and May would be contributed to the fight against COVID-19.
“It will be recalled that a similar mischievous story had earlier been bandied on the social media in February, 2020.
“Management wishes to advise all Corps Members to disregard the poorly written story in its entirety, as there is no iota of truth in it. The story emanated from a fake source,” she said.
Mrs Adeyemi explained that payment of monthly stipend for the month of April shall be effected without the usual gathering for clearance, in keeping with the rule of social distancing.
She added, “It is equally imperative to add that there shall not be clearance for the month of May, 2020. The system shall generate automatic clearance for everyone.
“Management appreciates the contributions of Corps Members across the country in the fight against the pandemic.
“Special commendation once again goes to Corps Medical Personnel working tirelessly with medical teams across the country to save lives; and Corps Engineers that fabricated pedal-operated machine dispensing sanitiser, water and soap.”
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