By Ralph Christopher
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has clarified that it’s Director-General, Brig.-Gen. Shuaib Ibrahim, did not say that Corps members were being mobilised to participate in prosecuting any war.
It noted that the DG only stated in the mistepsented interview “that in line with the National Defence Policy, Corps Members are like soldiers on reserve, because their education, exposure and sophistication, can make them easily adaptable to military training.
“He charged them to remain focused and patriotic; and for the spirit of NYSC to live in all Nigerians.
“Brig-Gen Ibrahim never at any point said that Corps members are being mobilised to fight war.
“The Scheme shall continue to safeguard the interest of Corps members at all times”.