The management of the National Youth Service Corps NYSC has refuted the fake story making the rounds in the social media alleging the slaughtering of all Corps Members on their way to Kaduna State, North West Nigeria.
This refutation is contained in a statement signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations of the NYSC, Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi.According to her, management wishes to emphatically state that no Prospective Corps Members were slaughtered on their way to NYSC Orientation Camp, Kaduna State as reported.“Indeed, the Nation lost five Prospective Corps Members travelling to the Orientation camps in a ghastly motor accident on Abuja/Kwali Road last Wednesday, at about 2:00am in the morning,” she said.She said the remains of the national heroes and heroine were flown to their respective home States, preparatory for burial. The unfortunate incident is a great loss to their families and the Nation. May their souls rest in peace.“Regrettably , some people have twisted the sad story of the autocrash, by making allusion that the Prospective Corps Members were slaughtered”.
According to Mrs.Adeyemi, the purpose of this ungodly act is to cause panic and disaffection among the citizenry, which is highly mischievous and leaves a bitter taste in the mouth.She therefore advised the general public to disregard the story as the said incident never happened, but a figment of the writer’s imagination.
She said that the management wishes to implore the purveyors of this fake news and others to have a rethink.“It behoves us to work individually, collectively and in concert to build a great Nation that we shall all be proud to bequeath posterity. This cannot be achieved by wilful spread of fake news”.She therefore stated that the Scheme on its part should continue to be alive to its responsibilities, not only to Corps Members, but the entire citizenry.
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