NYSC Nabs Two ‘Fake’ Corps Members In Katsina


The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says it has caught two additional fake corps members at the orientation camp in Katsina State.

NYSC State Coordinator, Ahidjo Yahaya, confirmed this in a statement by their Public Relations Officer, Mr Alex Obemeata.

He explained that the two corps members were apprehended following a report from the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shu’aibu Ibrahim, that the two ladies were carrying fake certificates.

“I got a security report from the DG that the two of them were carrying fake certificates. Base on that, he set out the security network to trap them and they were trapped.

“He said the two corps members had confessed to the offence. We will like to follow due process in handling the case by arraigning them before the camp’s court today (Saturday) before they would be demitted and decamped,” said Yahaha.

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One of the two corps members was identified as Offor Chinelo Blessing with registration No. KT/19B/3696 and call-up No. NYSC /ISU/2019/260/22 from Imo State University said to be carrying fake result in B.Sc. Insurance and Actuarial Science.

The other suspect is Meaienwa Chimdinma Ngozi with registration number KT/19B/3836 and call-up No. NYSC /ISU/2019/259331from the same university, also caught with a fake certificate in B.A Ed Education/Eng.

This brings to at least six unqualified people caught parading themselves as corps members at the Katsina Orientation Camp since the commencement of registration of the 2019 Batch B stream II corps members deployed to the state.

The NYSC DG had shortly before the orientation camp cautioned members of the public not to go to camps with fake results, saying anyone caught would be handed over to the police for prosecution.

Three Corps Members With Fake Certificates Arrested In Taraba


Three prospective corps members found with fake certificates have been arrested in Taraba State.

The Coordinator of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) in Taraba, Mrs Florence Yaakugh, confirmed this to Channels Television on Friday.

She explained that the suspects were handed over to the police and other security operatives for further investigation after they were discovered at the camp in Jalingo, the state capital.

Mrs Yaakugh noted that the three persons were prospective batch B corps members who were caught with fake documents by the verification officer.

She identified the suspects as Nasiru Yau, who claimed to have studied Mass Communication, Shehu Murktar – Computer Science and Illiyasu Usman – sociology, all from the Isfop University of Kotonu in the Republic of Benin.

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“They came for registration and the verification officer discovered them with fake certificates and verification papers,” said the NYSC coordinator.

She added, “If you will recall, the Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier General Shauibu Ibrahim had recently expressed deep concern over the activities of fake corps members who cannot make a correct sentence in the English Language.

“He (Ibrahim) directed us to check and fish out such persons and hand them over to the security operatives for further investigation and this is what we are just doing.”

According to Yaakugh, preliminary investigation revealed that the persons involved cannot write or say anything logical about their courses of study.

She urged the security operatives to do a thorough job to ensure facts were uncovered and justice was done to the affected persons.

The NYSC coordinator said there was a similar case involving a female corps member, also a foreign student but the verification officer has yet to conclude internal investigation into her case.

In their reactions, the suspects claimed to have graduated from the institution but admitted to forging their verification papers.

Yau said, “I gained admission through an agent and graduated but when he came to Nigeria for computer verification, they disqualified him on the grounds that he forged the verification paper to enable him go to the camp.

On his part, Murktar explained that he collected the verification paper from his friends and photocopied, then filled in his information.

The third suspect, Usman said he sent some people working at the computer centre to get his verification paper for him, adding that he thought it was real.

Borno Corps Members Demand Payment Of Five Months Arrears

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Ahead of their Passing Out Parade, a group of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members (medical doctors) serving in Borno State are demanding the immediate payment of allowances which they say they’ve been owed for the past five months.

The Corps Members numbering up to 190, comprise of 2018/2019 Batch B, 2018/ 2019 Batch C and 2019/ 2020 Batch A.

They marched to the Borno State Government House on Monday to present their case to the Governor, Professor Babagana Umara.

They were, however, denied entrance and the spokesperson of the group, Dr. Azi Cornelius explained that his members had made previous efforts by writing correspondences to ask the authority to pay their monthly allowance but that never happened.

According to them, former governor Kashim Shettima had approved the payment of N100,000 to each of the medical NYSC doctors and N50,000 to other corps members in the health sector.

They also claimed that they constitute over 50% of the medical work force in the state and have been discharging their duties effectively and efficiently.

However, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Mustapha Alau, who declined to speak on camera said the governor has already directed the Ministry of Finance to pay the corps members.

President Buhari Hosts Corps Members In Daura

President Buhari Hosts Corps Members In Daura


President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday hosted some members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) posted in Daura, his hometown of Katsina State.

The President who revealed this in a series of tweets highlighted the opportunity the scheme provides for young Nigerians.

He asked the youths to enjoy their stay in the town.

President Buhari was hopeful that the deployment of young Nigerians in various parts of the country, different from their background, would have a positive impact on the nation.

The President said, “One of the Sallah traditions I look forward to the most is the visit by Youth Corpers posted to Daura. I think the NYSC is one of the best things that has happened to Nigeria, because of the opportunity it gives young Nigerians to see and know different parts of the country.

“Many of the corps members posted to Daura are from southern Nigeria and have never lived in or experienced this part of the country. For them to be brought to the desert or near the Sahel region is a difficult thing, but I have no doubt it will make a positive impact on Nigeria.”

President Buhari added, “I welcomed them to my ancient town of Daura, and asked them to enjoy their service year, and the hospitality of the people.

“Regardless of where they’re from, Daura is also their home, and I hope that in the years to come they will look back to this time with fond memories.”

See photos of the visit below;

Corps Members Play Their Parts In #AnambraDecides

Corps Members Play Their Parts In #AnambraDecides

Members of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) are playing their parts on Saturday in the Anambra governorship election as electorates storm various polling units to vote for their most preferred candidate.

Thirty-seven aspirants from various political parties are vying for the governorship seat in the ongoing poll.

See photos of some corps members below;

NYSC Redeploys Over 49 Corps Members In Osun

NYSC Call-Up Letter Now Printable Online, Camp Opens ThursdayNo fewer than 49 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members have been sent back to their parents from the orientation camp in Osun State.

The State Coordinator of NYSC, Mr. Emmanuel Attah, said some of the corps members were medically unfit to participate in the activities of the orientation camp.

He explained further that the decision was taken in order to prevent serious health issues, and even death of corps members while on camp.

Mr Attah stressed that NYSC places priority on the health and welfare of corps members, saying qualified medical personnel are fully on ground to attend to any health issue.

“2,300 corps members were deployed in Osun State and out of this, we registered 2,226. Of this number 1,023 are male while 1,123 are female corps members.

“Out of this number, we had instant relocation of 73 corps members; 49 corps members were on medical grounds while others are nursing mothers and marital issue. We take medical issues seriously, that is why we never had any issue right from Sunday.

“Before the corps member entered the camp, all members of the medical team and myself were at the gate to check any corps member coming in with any communicable diseases and we got some, registered them and relocated them to their parents,” he said.

Ooni Of Ife Pays Surprise Visit To Osun NYSC Camp At Ede

Ooni Of Ife Pays Surprise Visit To Osun NYSC Camp At EdeThe Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi electrified the orientation camp of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Ede, Osun State when he visited the 2016 Batch ‘B’ Corps members to motivate and encourage them to aim high and aspire to be the best in life.

The Corps members were excited when they saw the Ooni who came to the NYSC camp with his usual retinue of royal entertainers who were singing and dancing to the amazement of the Corps members and the NYSC officials.

Corps members took turns to pay homage to the Ooni according to Yoruba tradition and the monarch showered royal blessings on them.

The Corps members exhibited the items they produced under the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme and Oba Ogunwusi commended the initiative.

Ooni thrilled the Corps members when he decided to leave his seat at the pavilion and insisted that he would stay under the sun to address the gathering since majority of the Corps members were also in the sun.

Ooni Of Ife Pays Surprise Visit To Osun NYSC Camp At Ede

Before proceeding to address the Corps members, Oba Ogunwusi called for a minute silence in honour of all Corps members that have died during their service year, especially an indigene of Osun State, Ifedolapo Oladepo who died in Kano during the ongoing orientation exercise.

While speaking, Oba Ogunwusi charged the Corps members to be focused and strive to be successful in life regardless of their shortcomings.

He advised them not to be deterred by the current economic situation of the country and urged them to contribute their quotas to national development.

He advised the corps members not to wait for white-collar jobs so as not to be disappointed since there are no jobs in the labour market

He narrated how he hawked rice, vegetable oil and sugar in popular markets before he met influential Nigerians like Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Dr Deji Adeleke who saw his vision and contributed to his success story.

His words, “I’m excited to be in your midst today, gentlemen Corps members. 21 years ago, I wore this uniform that you are wearing today.

“I served in Makurdi, Benue State. I know you would also be great in life. There are presidents, governors and ministers among you. Please be positive and pursue your vision diligently.

“After my NYSC, I decided that I would be an entrepreneur and that was why I did not seek employment when my mates were looking for jobs in the accounting firms. I was very popular at Agbeni market in Ibadan where I hawked rice, sugar and vegetable oil before I started selling cement.

“As a graduate of Accounting from the Polytechnic of Ibadan, I was hawking in the market and I was able to make a difference because of my educational background. I eventually met influential Nigerians like Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Dr Deji Adeleke from Ede here and my story changed.

“You can also make it if you are positive. Just be focused and determined. Don’t allow any condition to take away your dream. I faced serious challenges when I became a father at 19. I needed to survive along with my daughter and we were able to make it.

“My daughter is a graduate like you and she is currently at the NYSC orientation camp in Abuja. So, you can make it regardless of the circumstances.”

The State Coordinator of the NYSC in Osun state, Mrs Regina Iluebbey, lauded the Ooni of Ife for his exemplary leadership among the Yoruba Obas. He also commended the monarch for sharing his story with Corps members as a motivation.

Iluebbey said a total of 2,276 Corps members comprising 1,238 males and 1,038 females were registered for the orientation course in Osun and the exercise was hitch-free and successful.

Imo Govt. Asks NYSC Members To Embrace Agriculture

Imo Govt. Asks NYSC Members To Embrace AgricultureThe Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has urged NYSC members posted to Imo state to key into the government’s agricultural programmes aimed at achieving food sufficiency, job and wealth creation for the nation.

The Governor who was represented by his Deputy Eze Madumere gave this charge at the opening of three weeks’ orientation course for corps members at the NYSC Permanent Orientation camp in Eziama-Obire in Nkwerre Local Government Area of the State.

Mr Madumere noted that authorities in the 27 local government areas of the state have been directed to make farmlands available to NYSC members who have interest in agriculture.

The Deputy Governor urged the youths to take all the activities lined up for the orientation seriously, promising that government would continue to accord priority to the welfare of corps members serving in the state.

“Local government authorities in the state have been mandated to provide some piece of land to the NYSC scheme within their area for the purpose of farming. This will no doubt increase food production and sufficiency, (and) I urge the corps members to get ready to venture into agriculture and farming in a bit to improve their lives.

“I want to assure you that you will not regret your stay in Imo state as the Okorocha-led administration has utmost priority for corps members serving in Imo state. Feel free to mingle and ensure you also contribute your own quota to the development of the state within your short stay,” Madumere said

In an address, the State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mr Isaac Fashanu, commended the Imo state government for approving the construction of additional hostels to ensure the comfort of corps members in the camp.

“His Excellency has just informed me that additional accommodation hostels have been approved for us in this camp. This gladdens my heart, knowing fully well that a government like this has great love for corps members,” Mr Fashanu said.

A total of 1,545 corps members took the oath of allegiance and they are expected to be in camp for three weeks, after which they would be posted to their different places of primary assignment.


NYSC Call-Up Letter Now Printable Online, Camp Opens Thursday

NYSC Call-Up Letter Now Printable Online, Camp Opens ThursdayThe National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has announced that prospective corps members, can now go online to print their call-up letters for the 2016 Batch B Stream 1 orientation course.

In a post via Twitter on Monday, the NYSC also released the camp registration process.

In the series of tweets, NYSC said: “Call up letter can now be printed for PCMs slated for Stream 1. They are to login to their respective dashboard with their email and password.

“If the Print Call up letter link is not on the dashboard, it means PCM is slated for Stream 2 scheduled for Jan 2017. No cause for alarm please.

“Registration in the camp for Stream 1, 2016 Batch ‘B’ commences on Thursday 24th November and closes by 12 midnight on the 25th November 2016.”

NYSC Says Corps Members Are Ready For Edo Election

NYSC, Corps members, Edo ElectionThe National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has insisted that Corps members involved in the Edo state governorship election are prepared to deliver a credible electoral process.

In a statement signed by the Corps’ Director of Press and Public Relations, Abosede Aderibigbe, the Director General, Brigadier General Sulaiman Kazaure stated that the scheme is committed to the entrenchment of a credible electoral system.

Brigadier General Kazaure warned politicians to play by the rules and avoid any attempt to distract the Corps members from discharging their assignment.

He added that the Corps members involved in the Edo governorship election have been warned that any violation of the scheme’s code of conduct would be met with consequences as provided in the electoral law and the NYSC bye-laws.

NYSC Promises To Provide Manpower To Rebuild Yobe

NYSCThe State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps, Yobe State, said they are ready to supply the state with the required manpower that will accelerate development after the invasion by extremist group Boko Haram.

The NYSC Coordinator, Mr Abubakar Mohammed, also said the scheme will solidly support the rebuilding process, as relative peace returns to the North East.

Mr Mohammed, who recalled the role the scheme has played in the development of the state over the years, assured that with improved peace, NYSC will supply the needed manpower that will help.

He revealed that most of the stories being heard about the Northeast are not true and urged intending corps members to come and contribute to the development of the state and called on employers of labour to provide the enabling environment for the corps members.

The Coordinator said since he assumed duty in the state, the number of corps members serving in the state has not been encouraging but at the moment, the number has risen appreciably to over 1000.

Some corps members serving in the state recounted their experiences and applauded their decision to serve their fatherland in the troubled state.

They called on other corps members to accept their postings to Yobe so as to contribute their quota in rebuilding the state, which is relatively peaceful at the moment.


NYSC Urges Corp Members To Respect Host Communities

nysc, Corps MembersYouth Corps members have been urged to be patriotic and law abiding and respect the tradition and culture of their host communities.

The declaration was made by the Director General, National Youth Service Corp, Brigadier General Sule Kazuare, at the 2016 orientation programme which took place in Umunna, Bende Local Government area of Abia State, Nigeria.

He disclosed that the orientation camp programme of corps members was shifted due to logistics and finally put to rest the rumours that the scheme had been scrapped.

The Director General also made it clear that the NYSC has come to stay in the country and everything necessary would be done to sustain it.

Similarly, the NYSC State Coordinator, Francesca Ifon, also promised proper implementation of policies that will improve the NYSC scheme.

She, however, appealed to the state government for an urgent intervention to cushion some of the environmental and infrastructural challenges.

A total of 1899 Corps members were present at the orientation camp programme. The State Coordinator asked for more assistance to enable them to accommodate the increasing number of corps members posted to the state.

She called on the Federal Government to establish farms across the 36 states as part of a skill learning programme.

He explained that the members of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) could be used as drivers of a youth agricultural initiative which will provide employment and encourage youth involvement in agriculture.