The management of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has debunks an online story making the rounds which said the scheme is forcing Muslim Corps members to shave their long beards to avoid eviction.
According to the NYSC, the news is not only misleading, it also has no iota of truth.
A Statement contained in a Press Release titled: RE: MUSLIM CORPS MEMBERS FORCED TO SHAVE LONG BEARDS TO AVOID EVICTION signed by Eddy Megwa ,fnipr, director, Press and Public Relations National Youth Service corps, NYSC said : “The attention of the Management of National Youth Service Corps has been drawn to a misleading online story with the above caption.
“To put the records straight, the NYSC from inception till date has its code of conduct which Corps Members always comply with throughout their service year.
“In addition, there is no iota of truth in the misleading, baseless and mischievous story, which only emanated as a fictitious imagination of the uninformed writer.
Similarly, since the commencement of the on-going 2023 Batch ‘A’ Stream Two Orientation Course, no Corps Member, either Muslim or Christian has been evicted from any of the NYSC Orientation Camps across the country.
“It is however worthy to note that the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), under the leadership of Prof. Ishaq Akintola, having confirmed that the story is false appreciated NYSC Management for mentoring Nigerian youths without religious or ethnic sentiments.
We however want to place on record the effective collaboration recorded with the above body over the years. MURIC is indeed part of NYSC success story till date.
“NYSC Management therefore calls on the initiator of the libellous story and other rumour peddlers to stop attributing fake news to the Scheme or be ready for prosecution.
The Scheme would continue to consolidate on its achievements of the past fifty years and also strive to mentor Nigerian youths towards successful future”. The statement read.