4 Sep 2014

NYSC apprehends 281 fake corp members in Niger

The National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) recently, apprehended about 281 fake corp members at the orientation camp in Niger state.

Also, about 230 members made up of pregnant and nursing mothers were also disallowed from taking part in the normal routine during the two weeks orientation exercise in the state.

Speaking with Journalists, after the closing ceremony of the 2014 Batch B orientation course in Minna, the state coordinator of NYSC, Steven Ehoda-adi said all the fake corp members sent out of the orientation camp have nothing to show to qualify to be admitted into the camp.

He disclosed that while some of them gave the excuse of being attacked by armed robbers on their way to Minna and their call up letters taken away from them, others claimed to have misplaced their call up letter.

Ehoda-adi also explained said that in some instance, some of the corp members presented only photocopies of the call up letter, adding that the NYSC authority does not accept such for admitting corp members into the camp.

He further disclosed that about 230 female corp members were not allow to take part in the normal routine during the two weeks orientation course because they were identified as either nursing mothers or pregnant.

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