The National Youth Service Corps has written to security agencies, demanding the tracking and arrest of some scammers who have been extorting the public with a view to influencing the posting of corps members.
While exonerating its staff, the organisation said the scammers would place advertisement on the social media, including Facebook requesting money for instant posting and relocation of corps members.
The Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier-General Ibrahim Shuaib, who raised this alarm in an interview with The PUNCH, appealed to Nigerians not to give money to anybody, adding that posting and relocation of corps members was free.
He said, “Some persons are using the name of NYSC to cause confusion; they will go to the social media, including Facebook to place an advertisement, saying ‘for instant relocation of corps members, contact No. XYZ.’ Anybody that is caught will face the law. These scammers should leave NYSC alone and allow us to do our work.
“They collect money and these people are not staff of NYSC but just scammers. I have written to the security agencies to help us investigate and apprehend these people.
He said, “That is why we have been appealing to Nigerians that posting is free, relocation is free. We are appealing to Nigerians, please don’t give money to anybody. If you want any information from the NYSC, please contact our platform. People are just blackmailing the NYSC all over the place.”