The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has debunked rumours that it requesting the sum of N1, 500 from corps members before they could benefit from the newly approved corps members’ allowances by the Federal Government.
In a statement issued by Alao Olanipekun in Abuja, NYSC urged corps members to disregard text messages asking them to pay the sum of N1, 500 into an Intercontinental Bank account to revalidate their accounts for the payment of the arrears are the enemies of the state.
According to the statement “the Batch ’B’ 2010 Corps Members, who passed out in June 2011 and who will benefit from the arrears from March, 2011, will be paid through their existing NYSC bank accounts by e – payment.
“The attention of the Management of the National Youth Service Corps has been drawn to a fraudulent SMS message asking corps members to pay the sum of N1, 500 into an Intercontinental Bank account to revalidate their accounts for the payment of the arrears of the newly approved corps members’ allowances”.
“The NYSC hereby dissociate itself from the message which was meant to mislead and defraud unsuspecting corps members and should be disregarded.
The Corps advised its members to be on guard and visit the NYSC Secretariats nearest to them for further clarifications on the payment of the arrears, warning the masterminds of the fake SMS message to desist forthwith or face the full weight of the law.
It would be recalled that the Director General of NYSC, Gen. Maharazu Tsiga on Monday announced the increment of youth corps members’ allowance from N9, 775 to N19, 800 with effect from March, 2011.