NYSC Denies Paying Ex-Corps Members N75,000

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Saturday debunked reports making the round that it has launched a portal for the payment of N75, 000 to former corps members.

The disclaimer is coming on the back of rumours on social media that the agency was giving out the stipends to people who have served.

The agency said a blog called “Safe Job” and “Vanguard News”, cited a purported passage of bill on payment of stipends to ex-Corps members by the Senate, and published information claiming that the NYSC Director-General had launched a portal for the payment of the said stipends.

“The attention of the NYSC Management has been drawn to publications with the above caption by some online platforms,” the NYSC said.

NYSC also said fake Facebook account, NYSC Online, had also been spreading the content published by the two blogs.

“NYSC Management wishes to state that the information is not only false, but also misleading; and should, therefore, be disregarded,” the statement said.

“We further wish to inform our esteemed stakeholders that the so-called “NYSC Online” is NOT the official Facebook page of the National Youth Service Corps.

“For the avoidance of doubt, authentic information from the NYSC Scheme can be accessed through our official Facebook page with the following link,” the agency concluded.

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