The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has denied news release purportedly issued by the Director-General, conveying to members that their monthly stipends for April and May, would be contributed to the fight against COVID-19.
The NYSC advised all corps members to disregard the story in its entirety, as there is no iota of truth in it.The scheme noted that the story emanated from a fake source, adding that a similar mischievous story had earlier been bandied on the social media in February 20.
The NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, said: “It is important to note 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.
“It is equally imperative to add that there shall not be clearance for May. 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 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.
“Please, remember to always abide by the safety protocols of observing good hygiene, which include among others, proper washing of hands with soap, use of hand sanitiser, social distancing; and as much as possible, staying at home.