The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has dismissed the report that the scheme has been scrapped, describing it as a malicious and mischievous rumour.
The 2016 batch A, stream II orientation course, which was scheduled to commence two weeks ago, was postponed due to lack of funds which incited rumours that President Muhammadu Buhari had scrapped the programme to reduce government cost.
Reacting to reports that the scheme has been scrapped, NYSC insisted that there is no iota of truth in the report, announcing that the 2016 Batch ‘A’ (Stream II) Orientation course will soon commence.
In statement issued on Sunday, June 5, on NYSC’s Facebook page, Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, said “NYSC is a creation of the law. Only another law can repeal it.”
The full post read:
PRESIDENCY CLEARS THE AIR!
Contrary to the rumour renting the social media that the National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC), established since 1973 by then Head of State General Yakubu Gowon (retd), has been summarily disbanded and scrapped by President Muhammadu Buhari, alongside post Jamb tertiary institutions exam, UMTE, authoritative Villa source has promptly denied such as unfounded and legally illogical.
“NYSC is a creation of the law. Only another law can repeal it.”
– Garba Shehu (Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity)