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Has NYSC been scrapped?

There are a lot of NYSC news lately. The biggest one is connected with the fact that NYSC has been scrapped. Here we will take a look ay NYSC news today and the situation around the issue.

You may have seen news headlines like the following: Breaking News: Federal Government scraps NYSC scheme. Federal Government says: “We will allow serving corps members to pass out”. NYSC DG appeals for calm.

What happened?

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has dismissed the report that the scheme has been scrapped, describing it as a malicious and mischievous rumour.

NYSC in reaction to the reports that the scheme had been scrapped, insisted that there was no iota of truth in the report, announcing that the Batch ‘A’ (Stream II) Orientation course would soon commence.

In a statement issued on Sunday, June 5, on NYSC’s Facebook page, Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant of the president on media and publicity, said: “NYSC is a creation of the law. Only another law can repeal it”.

Another source says the next

“NYSC has not been scrapped “– Presidency.

The federal government has denied scrapping the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

There were reports that the scheme, which had been established since 1975 by the Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retd), was scrapped by President Muhammadu Buhari, alongside post-UTME.

However, the presidency described the story as unfounded and legally illogical.


As you see, all the rumours about NYSC scrap are fake. The sources listed and cited above are credible enough to say the truth. In addition, some staff of this organization has made a statement, where they explained that the NYSC scrap was almost impossible.

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