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NYSC denies express advice for corpers to prepare ransom when using high-risk roads



The management of the National Youth Service Corps has denied advice in the handbook issued to youth corps members. The handbook is titled, Security Awareness and Education Handbook for Corps Members and Staff. The handbook, on page 56, had advised corps members traveling on “high-risk” roads to alert their “family members, friends and colleagues to have someone on hand to pay off the ransom that could be demanded” in case they are kidnapped.

The statement reads, “The attention of Management of the National Youth Sevice Corps has been drawn to a fake release making the rounds on the social media to the effect that Corps Members traveling on “high-risk roads” should alert their families, friends, and colleagues in order to have somebody to pay off the ransom that could be demanded in the event of being kidnapped.

The management wishes to emphatically state that the clause quoted is not embedded in the NYSC Security Tips pamphlet which was put together by a highly respected retired security expert.

The management wishes to appeal to the general public to always clarify issues with the Scheme.
Please, be wary of falling prey to the antics of mischief-makers out to ridicule the Scheme.

Management shall continue to prioritize the security and welfare of Corps Members and staff at all times.”

The management refuted the content of the handbook despite giving the handbook to every corps member during their orientation exercise across the country.

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