- Some ministries, departments and agencies have flouted Acting President Osinabjo's directive on accepting members of the National Youth Service Corps
- These agencies were said to have rejected corps members posted for the primary assignments there
- These MDAs include Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) among many others
On May 25, the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo had warned that all members of the National Youth Service Corps posted to federal ministries, departments and agencies must not be rejected.
The directive the acting president said is line with federal government's policy to ensure that corps members are not denied the opportunity to carry out their primary assignment.
However, barely two months after the acting president's directive, some of these agencies in Abuja reject the corps members posted to the ministries for service, Premium Times reports.
It was gathered some corps members posted to serve in Abuja were being rejected by the federal ministries.
Most of the affected corps members were from the 2017 Batch A (stream 1), who had just completed three stay at the NYSC orientation camps.
One of corps members who simply identified herself as Safiya said she was at the Public Complaints Commission were she was posted but was rejected by the commission.
She said the commission told all the corps members posted there that it does not accept anyone for NYSC primary assignment.
Also, Halima posted to National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) was rejected.
Halima said NEMA had claimed that the agency currently have 180 corps members serving with it and cannot accept more people.
Like NEMA and PCC, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) rejected all corps members posted to the commission.
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NAIJ.com gathered that another corps member posted to Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was also rejected.
The corporation in its case offered no reason for the rejection.
However, responding to these rejections, the spokesperson for the NYSC Bose Aderibigbe said the corps was doing all within its power to ensure that all serving corp members are accepted in the places of primary assignment.
Aderibigbe said: “NYSC is aware of the situation and right now, a circular has been passed across to all MDAs, warning them against rejecting any corps member."
NAIJ.com had reported that the NYSC released its 2017 Batch A timetable two months ago.
The 2016 corp members passed out on Friday, April 7, giving way for the 2017 NYSC members to commence a three weeks orientation at their various camps.
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