The National Youths Service Corps says corps members will not be forced to serve in the three north eastern states currently under emergency rule.
The Director General of NYSC, Brigadier General, Johnson Olawumi made the clarification when he appeared before the National Conference Committee of Civil Society, Labour and Youth.
He said the agency had taken a decision not to send any corps member to the three affected states unless the request to be posted to any of the states comes from the corps member.
The DG said, “We have stopped sending corps members to the three troubled states in North-East under emergency rule. Surprisingly, some still demand to be posted there . But nobody is forced to go there.”
He said there was no way the agency would stop those demanding to be posted there, adding that the embargo on the three states would continue until security improves there.
Olawumi also spoke on areas the agency is making use in order to make the corps members self reliant after their one year service.
This, he said, included skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development programme which he said had been established in all states and Abuja to train corps members.
source: Channels TVNational Youth Service Corps Says Corps Members Will Not Be Forced to Serve in Emergency States by ngcareers