NYSC denies sitting on donations for physically challenged ex-corps members
Written by Taiwo Adediran on January 18, 2016
The authorities of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have cleared the air on the allegation of complicity in its handling of the twenty-three-point-five million naira donation to critically injured ex-corps members. NYSC in a statement signed by the Director of Press and Publications, Mrs. Abosede Aderibigbe, noted that out of the twenty-three-point-five million naira pledged to the youths under the NYSC Hope Alive initiative, only five million naira has been redeemed.
Government officials, including the then Governor Godswill Akpabio and corporate organizations at the 2014 NYSC President’s Honor Award, had promised five million naira each. NYSC explained that only Akpabio has fulfilled his promised of five million naira to the nine injured corps members. She maintained that the money had been shared among the nine ex-corps members, adding that Nigerians could confirm from other groups who are yet to fulfill their promises.