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NYSC debunks claims, prices of food items in camps




By Stephen Asaba-ase


The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has refuted the social media reports claiming high food prices in orientation camps, describing report as baseless, irresponsible and fabricated information.



In a statement released by Eddy Megwa, NYSC’s Director of Press and Public Relations, on Saturday, said that the social media publication was described as “irresponsible, absurd, and unfounded.”


Megwa condemned the circulated report which alleged that a state coordinator encouraged NYSC members to leave the orientation camp due to food shortages.


“The story is nothing but a tissue of lies, intended to cause havoc,” he said


The NYSC management stated that such a claim is baseless, particularly considering the credibility of the state coordinators involved, who are intelligence officials with over 25 years of dedicated service.


Megwa expound the operational network of the orientation camps, emphasising the system of checks and balances in order to ensure a smooth and a well documented scheme of activities, including the feeding of corps members.


“A Resident Officer from the NYSC National Directorate Headquarters is always present to inspect the tenacity of the policies and rules that are been executed” he explained.


A reliable sources also disclosed that the Director-General of NYSC, Brig Gen Yushau Dogara Ahmed, plays a key role by frequenting the camps all time, personally attend to the welfare of the Corps Members.


Megwa also explained that regulation of camp markets are always carried out, acknowledging that the corps members are shielded from exploitative practices, though, they are not immune from the wide spread economic prediments globally.


He took a stern tone against those behind the spread of the false allegation, accusing them of deriving pleasure at the expense of the nation’s peace and progress.


The NYSC Director urged those spreading false information to end their harmful activities and reminded them also that the NYSC scheme is to promote sound policies, always ready to provide clarifications on its operations, he said.