By Bukar Bolori
The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim has said no corps members are currently mobilised for war.
The DG, in a statement on Friday by Deputy Director (Publications) of the NYSC, Emeka Mgbemena lamented that there was misrepresented of his position in the media.
The statement read: “This is to clarify the misrepresentation of the NYSC Director- General’s recent interview with the media currently trending on the social media.
“The Director-General had stated 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.”
The statement further said the DG had charged corps members to remain focused and patriotic; for the spirit of NYSC to live in all Nigerians.
The statement said General Ibrahim never at any point said that corps members are being mobilised to fight war.
He assured that the Scheme shall continue to safeguard the interest of corps members at all times.