The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Monday said there were no plans to postpone the payment of Corps members’ June allowances.
It was reacting to a recent report that the June and July allowances would be paid together.
In a statement signed by the Director, Press and Public relations, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, NYSC described the report as fake and the handiwork of mischief makers, bent on deceiving Corps members and should be disregarded in its entirety.
It said all qualified Corps members shall be paid an allowance for the month of June, while those passing out from the service in July will also receive same as well as transport allowance.
“Management is once again appealing to purveyors of fake news to refrain from the ungodly act which is criminal, with devastating consequences when prosecuted and convicted.
“Once again, Corps members are all enjoined to always stay in touch with our official sources (social/mainstream media) for authentic information.
“Management shall continue to accord priority attention to the welfare of Corps members. But, remember to always stay safe by strictly observing the safety protocols of COVID-19, premised on social/physical distancing, use of face masks, proper washing of the hands for at least twenty seconds, and the use of alcohol-based hand sanitiser,” the statement said.