The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, secretariat in Ondo State has denied posting corps members to churches or mosques.
It described the report which it said had been on the social media as misleading and mischievous.
It argued that it was against the rule of the NYSC to post corps members to religious organisations, and the secretariat would not violate the rule.
“We have never done so and we do not intend to compromise on this very sensitive posting policy,” the management said.
In its statement, the management of the NYSC in Ondo urged members of the public to discountenance the report.
The statement reads in full:
RE: NYSC POST CORPERS TO CHURCHES AND MOSQUES
The NYSC Ondo State has observed with dismay fake news trending on the social media about a purported allegation that the Secreteriat has posted some corps members to religious organisations especially Churches.
Ordinarily, one would have ignored the report as a figment of the writer’s imagination but as a responsible corporate citizen, we do not treat any matter regarding or relating to our esteemed and patriotic corps members with levity.
The story is not only untrue but mischievous, misleading and contains fallacies capable of tarnishing the good image the Secreteriat is enjoying in the public eye. Ondo State cannot work against the directives or policy of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme where it is clearly stated that no corps member should be posted to religious organisations. We have never done so and we do not intend to compromise on this very sensitive posting policy.
We wish to state categorically that apart from the four key areas which the policy is clear and unambiguous about, other areas we service because of their voluntary nature of assignment are Non Governmental and Cultural Organisations.
We wish to add that any posting done in error or contrary to the established policy is reversed immediately it is brought to the notice of the management.
General public is hereby advised to disregard the purported allegations contained in the said report.