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Federal Government Official Statement on NYSC Scrap

NYSC Scrap Buhari

Contrary to reports going round social media that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Scheme has been summarily disbanded and scrapped by President Muhammadu Buhari, the federal government has moved to deny such claims.

In a reaction to the rumours, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, stated that the reports are unfounded and legally illogical.

He said that the NYSC scheme is a creation of the law and only another law can repeal it.

Following the delay in mobilizing the 2016 Batch A stream 2 corpers to their various camps across Nigeria, the social media has been awash with insinuations that the Federal government is considering to or has already scarped the NYSC scheme. But a clarification has come from the presidency.

A statement credited to Garba Shehu, SSA to the President on Media & Publicity, said “NYSC is a creation of the law. Only another law can repeal it.”

Shehu urged Nigerians to disregard the reports as they all emanate from the works of mischief makers.

It would be recalled that the National Youth Service Scheme was established in 1975 by then Head of State General Yakubu Gowon (retd).

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Updated: June 6, 2016 — 8:27 pm

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