NYSC suspends corp members accounts over fraud

THE National Youth Service Corps has said it suspended the accounts of corps members belonging to the some 2021 Batch A, Streams 1 and 2, who sought redeployment from the original states they were posted to.

The Deputy Director of Press and Publicity, NYSC, Emeka Mgbemena, in an interview on Tuesday accused the affected corps members of engaging in fraudulent redeployment processes which led to the suspension of their accounts.

He said, “Some of the redeployments were done fraudulently. They did not follow the normal process.”

Some of the affected corps members had sought redeployment from some states, especially in the North, over insecurity. A few others, however, sought redeployment on health grounds, among others.

Some of the affected corps members told The PUNCH that besides cancelling the redeployment, the NYSC authorities also suspended their accounts and stopped their monthly allowance.

Okikiola Lawal, a 2021 Batch A Stream 2 corps member told our correspondent on the telephone that he was initially posted to Zamfara State but he sought redeployment to Lagos State.

He said, “I applied for my redeployment after the camp and it was approved. I had already travelled to Lagos when I heard that NYSC had started cancelling the redeployment.

“My redeployment request was cancelled on Wednesday and on Friday, my account was suspended.”

Also, Niyi Ajayi, a 2021 Batch A Stream 1 corps member posted to Nasarawa State said he initially applied for redeployment on health grounds with medical certificate attached, and it was not approved.

“While in camp, we were told that we can redeploy after three months. So, I applied for redeployment via my dashboard on insecurity ground; it was approved.

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