The National Youth Service Corps has blocked the accounts of about 1000 corps members nationwide who had tried to compromise its staff on posting and redeployment, its Director-General, Brig. General Shuaibu Ibrahim, said on Wednesday.
According to him, although the NYSC was still investigating the incidents, anybody involved would be disciplined accordingly.
Ibrahim stated these in an interview with journalists at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria in Abuja after declaring open the 2020 inspectors development programme, with the theme: “Optimising the ideals of the scheme through effective utilisation of the NYSC inspector.”
While some of the affected corps members were said to have sought redeployment from some states, especially in the North because of insecurity, a few others, however, sought redeployment on health grounds, among others.
Besides cancelling the redeployment, the NYSC was said to have also suspended their accounts and stopped their monthly allowance.
But the NYSC DG said about 1,000 corps members involved were still under investigation while those found guilty would face disciplinary action.
He said, “There are 1,000 corps members nationwide we believe were involved in unethical practices. So, we cancelled it and we are still investigating it so anybody involved will be disciplined accordingly.
“So, recently, we had to block 1,000 of the corps members who are involved in it because in NYSC we do not condone any act of indiscipline. We are not going to compromise our mobilisation process; our deployment is free, relocation is free.”
He added, “I want to appeal to Nigerians that they should please not fall prey to these fraudsters; our deployment is free. Where there are challenges, NYSC has a way of addressing them.
“It is very important for us to train our staff and retrain them so that they will be in tune with our best practices and that is the essence of this training. The challenges we have is that some people were attempting to compromise our staff to involve in unethical practices.”