NYSC urges media to desist from frivolities news

By Oluwaseun Sonde

The management of the National Youths Service Corp has urged Opera News and others to assist in projecting the laudable achievements of the scheme, her Corps Members and desist from frivolities that can cause apprehension, tension for Corp members and general public.

In a statement released by the management of the scheme on it official social platform on Tuesday over alleged Opera News publication that a Corps Member, Saeed Olakunle serving at Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has gone insane after flogging a student.

The Scheme said the story is not only false, but lacks the rudiments of a balanced news story as the reporter neither sought the views of the State Coordinator of NYSC nor the Local Government Inspector who oversees the Corps Members in Nsit Ibom, which of course, is critical in news reporting.

The Scheme therefore appealed to the operators of this medium to retract this publication as it portrays the good and friendly people of Akwa Ibom as fetish and instills fears in Corps Members who have never acted contrary to school policies on standard disciplinary measures.

The Management wished to make it abundantly clear that in Nsit Ibom where the alleged Corps Member is said to be undertaking his national service, there are over 160 members and none can be identified with that name, Saeed Olakunle while  publication is indeed embarrassing to, not only the scheme, but the people of Akwa Ibom State.

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