House Probes NYSC over Alleged Ransom Payment Advice to Corps Members


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Udora Orizu in Abuja

The House of Representatives has mandated its Committee on Youth Development to investigate the insertion — kidnappers ransom payment security tip — by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in its Security Awareness and Education Handbook, in order to ensure that adequate measures are put in place to provide safety for corps members across the country.

The resolution of the lawmakers were sequel to the adoption of a motion sponsored by the Minority Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, at the plenary on Tuesday.

NYSC had in item 65(e) in the copies of its security tips pamphlets for staff and corps members, advised corps members to prepare for ransom payment if abducted.

Moving the motion, Elumelu noted that the scheme was created on May 22, 1973 as an avenue for reconciliation, reconstruction and rebuilding of the nation after the civil war.

He said the House is aware that the programme requires that participants be posted…

Source: Thisday Newspaper