NYSC has reacted to the viral report yesterday on its official Facebook page, about a killed serving corp member and UNIBEN graduate whose death has thrown his family into mourning. NYSC alleged that contrary to the impression created in the report, the deceased was not a Corps member.
According to NYSC, a search through our records in Bayelsa State showed no such name as Samuel Collins on the list of serving Corps members.
For the avoidance of doubt, Police in the state have identified the deceased as staff of a Yenagoa-based agency.
While sympathizing with the bereaved family, we take exception to the misrepresentation of facts in that report, which is capable of sensationalizing the issue of safety and general welfare of our Corps members.
Management urges Corps members serving in Bayelsa State as well as their parents and guardians to remain calm as we remain committed to working with relevant stakeholders to ensure their continued safety.