The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has debunked speculations that payment of the February allowance for corps members will be delayed till March because it was used to settle bandits.
The NYSC issued the rebuttal in a statement signed by the management on Saturday.
According to the NYSC, the said reports are faking news, adding that the information on the delay of the February stipend payment to the corp members is also untrue.
It advised corps members to only rely on the NYSC platforms for information regarding the Service.
The statement read: “The Management of the National Youth Service Corps wishes to alert members of the public, especially Corps Members on the fake news currently trending, which states that Corps Members will be paid the February monthly stipend at the end of March 2021.
“The fake information claimed that the fund appropriated for the stipend had been expended on the settlement of bandits.
“Management enjoins all to disregard in its entirety the story which is the handiwork of mischief-makers.
“Management admonishes the originators of this falsehood to refrain from such criminal action. Corps Members are advised as always to only rely on the information on the NYSC platforms.”