The management of National Youths Service Corp NYSC have called on the general public to dismiss and disregard a malicious publication making the rounds in the social media, alleging that a Female Corps Member was impregnated by a teenage boy (student) in Cross River state.
The management took to the official social media platform on Sunday, to put the records straight, that there is nothing as such in Cross River, claimed by the unknown writer while it’s only meant to malign the reputation and integrity of the Scheme and the public perception of the Corps Members.
The Management of the Scheme in Cross River State and at the National Directorate Headquarters advised the authors and originators of such callow write up to retract same and henceforth, desist from manufacturing fake news with the intention of deflating the reputation of the NYSC scheme but rather pay attention to the numerous selfless services rendered to Cross River communities by members of the National Youth Service Corps.
The management has said such news is the handiwork of fake news hawkers who derive joy in seeking attention or traffic to their websites, at the expense of protecting journalistic code of ethics.
Embarrassingly the originators of the news failed to state the source of the news rather was dwelling on imaginary school, JSS student and Corps Member, for the avoidance of doubt, the authorities of NYSC at Local, Zonal and State levels never received any report of such formally or informally.
Worthy of note is the fact that, NYSC has a laid down procedure for approaching matters on Corps Discipline and Reward. But as at the time of fielding this rejoinder, no Corps Member in Cross River State is connected with such negative Act.
It will interest the general public to note, that one of the focus of NYSC Orientation programme is that of instilling high sense of discipline and reinforcement of strict moral standards and conduct which subsequently guide their operational behaviour at their various Places of Primary Assignment and their host Communities of service.
The National Youth Service Corps is a reputable organisation that is very proud of her Corps Members because of their high level of discipline and responsibility and therefore can not be involved in such a shameful act.