NYSC debunks ‘assault’ on Uwakwe at place of primary assignment 

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has debunked report of assault on a corps member, Michael Uwakwe, at his place of primary assignment in Zamfara state.

A press statement issued by the Director of Information and Public Relations of the scheme, Eddy Megwa, quoted the Director General of NYSC, Brigadier General YD Ahmed as describing the writer of the report as “reckless, ill-intentioned, unguarded and unprofessional in his reportage.”

The DG said “the attention of the NYSC management has been drawn to a malicious and misleading story with photograph in the media space claiming that a corps member, Michael Uwakwe, was assaulted at his place of primary assignment – Nasara Standard Academy, Gusau, Zamfara state, by a policeman for punishing a student.” 

The DG said the fake story first hit the media space on March 8, “which the management strongly condemned in its entirety, because there was no report of such incident involving any of our Corps Member across the country.”

He said the NYSC as a responsible and youth-friendly government establishment places high priority on the welfare and security of its corps members in their places of primary assignment and host communities.

“This has been the tradition of the Scheme for the past fifty-one years of its existence.”

He therefore enjoined members of the Fourth Estate of the Realm, especially online bloggers to dissociate from yellow journalism, especially against the NYSC.

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