- The NYSC has opened up on the alleged plan to mobilise corps members for war against the military junta in Niger
- Eddy Megwa, the spokesperson of the NYSC, said there is no iota of truth in the report, urging corps members, prospective members, parents and the public to desist from such action
- Megwa also warned content and skit makers to desist from spreading information that will truncate the peace of the country
NYSC clarifies comments on mobilising corps members for war
PAY ATTENTION: Follow us on Instagram - get the most important news directly in your favourite app!
His statement reads in part:
“Management wishes to state that there is no iota of truth in the story fabricated by the purveyor, a skit and content creator."
The statement further urged corps members and prospective corps members, parents, and the general public to disregard the report, adding that the video is a crime in its entirety.
He then warned content and skit makers against spreading information that would threaten the peace of the country.
Why NYSC may mobilise corps members for war
Coup d'état: LP chieftain, Doyin Okupe backs Tinubu-led ECOWAS military invasion of Niger, gives reason
In the past, the DG of the NYSC in an interview on Channels said corps members can be mobilised for war if the need arises, adding that they have been groomed for such during their three month's stay in office.
The video resurface on social media following the ultimatum giving to the military junta in Niger Republic by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) under the leadership of President Bola Tinubu.
The military junta in Niger overthrown the democratic government in the country and subsequently detained the elected president of Niger.
"NYSC was a cruise": Nigerians react as NYSC DG says corps member can go war
Legit.ng earlier reported that a video of NYSC DG saying corps members can be mobilised for war has started trending on social media.
This is coming as President Bola Tinubu was speculated to be planning to lead the ECOWAS to take military action against the military junta in Niger.
Tinubu was recently elected as the chairman of ECOWAS and has vowed to resist any military takeover in the West African bloc.