The National Youth Service Corps has called on Journalist not to spread fake news in the course of their work.
The Director-General of National Youth Service Corp, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim disclosed this during a media chat with Journalist in Abuja.
He charged the media practitioners to utilize their medium to enhance unity and not cause agitation in the country.
“It is important as Journalist to spread the right information and not spread the news that is not verifiable in the society.
We should allow peace to reign in the country, and not cause tension through our writing, or means of broadcasting transmission. Am always willing to meet with any Journalist and clarify issues that are of public interest”.
The Director-General further added that the management has introduced a deadline within which Prospective corps members must report for National Service upon receipt of the call-up letter.
“The new policy will ensure that our mobilization plans are not distorted by Prospective Corps Members who fail to report to service at the appropriate time. Any graduate who fails to report within the set deadline will be deemed to have evaded Service, and will be sanctioned in line with the provisions of the NYSC Act”.
Speaking earlier at the formal unveiling of nine books and maiden film on NYSC, the Director-General, said the book will contribute towards enriching conventional e-libraries.
“In our bid to actualize the project, Management provided a team of academics with the enabling environment to embark on extensive researches, focusing on the contributions of the NYSC to national unity and integration, as well as other critical areas of development “.
” The book focuses on areas such as education, health, infrastructural development, social services, sports, the conduct of elections, Community Development Service (CDS), and Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED).”
Prof. Okpeh Okpeh, the book reviewer said the NYSC is making positive contribution to national development
“It is one of the institutions that is holding us together as a country. It has brought about inter tribal marriage and development of the economic sector.
It has developed itself as a value driven scheme for growth and development.”
He said the book narrates how the NYSC scheme has made positive impact on the nation, and in the lives of several individuals who have passed through the scheme.
He urged the management of NYSC to partner with different countries of the world.