The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Abia State Secretariat, says it did not issued any directive to corps members serving in the state to vacate the state on or before October 1, 2017.
In statement by Nnachi Omaka, acting Public Relations Officer (ACPRO) of NYSC in the state, the corps management urged corps members to disregard a false directive circulating on social media that they should vacate the state.
This is in the wake of the agitation and tension in Abia State over protests by members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the deployment of soldiers to the state by the Federal Government for ‘Operation Python Dance II’.
The statement reads: “The attention of the NYSC Management in Abia State has been drawn to the news going round in the social media among corps members that the State Coordinator has ordered all corps members serving in Abia State to leave the State on or before October 1, 2017.
“The general public and indeed all corps members are by this release informed that there was no such directive from the management of the scheme.
“In view of the above, all corps members are expected to remain at their places of primary assignment as Abia is safe and calm.”