The National Youth Service Corps said on Saturday that corps members were forbidden from taking part in partisan politics.

The Director, Press and Public Relations of the NYSC, Mr Eddy Megwa, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja in reaction to a campaign poster on social media showing some ladies in the NYSC uniform purporting to be corps members and endorsing a political party.

Megwa said the message contained in the poster was against the policy of the scheme which forbade corps members from showing interest in partisan politics.

He, therefore, urged members of the public to discountenance the information contained in the poster, while admonishing corps members to abide by the policy of the scheme.

“In addition, it is a direct assault on the integrity of the NYSC which is among the electoral umpires and has been in collaboration with the Independent National Electoral Commission in the conduct of elections in Nigeria since 2008. Management hereby restates that the scheme remains apolitical, and neutral without any form of attachment to any political party.

“The stand of the scheme runs absolutely contrary to the message fraudulently conveyed by the poster,” he was quoted by the News Agency of Nigeria as saying.


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