Management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said it was disturbed by the circulation of various content on social media for entertainment and political purposes where the NYSC uniform was used without consent.
NYSC Spokesperson, Eddy Megwa conveyed the Scheme’s displeasure in a statement issued on Monday, March 13, 2023.
He said management of the scheme was compelled to bring to the notice of the general public on the dangers of unauthorized use of NYSC uniform, logo, lyrics, literature and other intellectual materials associated with the National Youth Service Corps.
Megwa added that the National Youth Service Corps remains apolitical and neutral in the ongoing political and electioneering process and these unregulated materials continued to portray the NYSC in bad light.
He further said the Scheme would henceforth take legal action on anyone found guilty desecrating its uniform:
“For emphasis, section 14 of NYSC Act clearly specifies that any person who, not being a person serving in the service corps or duly authorised so to do, wears the uniform or any part of the uniform of the service corps is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine of N1,000.00 or to imprisonment for a term of six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.
“The Management of the Scheme henceforth, will not hesitate to initiate legal action against any individual or group that contravenes the provisions of the NYSC ACT as regards the use of the NYSC Uniform. The general public should please take note”, he said.