NYSC suspends accounts of 1,000 corps members

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Wednesday, June 23 said that it is probing 1,000 corps members who attempted to compromise its workers on posting and redeployment.

Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim,, disclosed this while addressing reporters in Abuja after declaring open the 2020 inspectors development programme, with the theme: Optimising the Ideals of the Scheme Through Effective Utilisation of the NYSC Inspector.

The NYSC had suspended the accounts of some corps members in the 2021 Batch A, Streams 1 and 2, form allegedly seeking redeployment from the original states they were posted to.

While some of the affected corps members were said to have sought redeployment from some states, especially in the North because of insecurity, a few others were said to have sought redeployment on health grounds.

While canceling their application for redeployment, the NYSC also suspended their accounts, stopping their monthly allowance.

Ibrahim said that the affected corps members were still under investigation while those found guilt would face disciplinary action.

He said: “There are 1,000 corps members nationwide we believe were involved in unethical practices. So, we cancelled their deployment. We are still investigating it. So, anybody involved will be disciplined accordingly.”