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Some Corps members in Ondo state

The National Youths Service Corps, NYSC has described as false and baseless , the news that some corps members have been kidnapped in Ondo state.

In a statement on Tuesday the scheme through its Public Relations Officer, Simeon Bankole urged parents not to be panic as corps members serving in the state are safe.

The statement read “The attention of the NYSC Ondo State Management has been drawn to news making the rounds and trending on some social media that some corps members have been kidnapped.

The news is not only false but baseless and unfounded.

The management through the established procedure can authoritatively tell the general public especially the parents and guardians not to panic as all corps members serving in all the Local Governments in the State or those who are currently in camp at Ikare-Akoko are safe, sound and healthy.

We wish to advise the members of the Press and other related agencies to avail themselves the friendly disposition of the State Coordinator to verify the authenticity of any report before putting such in public domain so as not to mislead the general public and other stakeholders of the noble Scheme.

The contact telephone number of the State Coordinator is in the public domain and members of the Press can always call to seek clarification.

The Management of NYSC has put in place necessary machinery and effective measure in place to safeguard at all times the lives and properties of members of the service corps.

Once again, I assert that no corps member is kidnapped in Ondo State. ” NYSC said.

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