The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has suspended its Batch ‘C’ orientation course in Kaduna state indefinitely, due to the ongoing violence in the state.

The corps shared the news on its official Facebook, saying:


The Management of National Youth Service Corps wishes to inform all 2018 Batch ‘C’ prospective Corps Members deployed to Kaduna State that the commencement of the Orientation Course earlier scheduled for Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018 has been suspended till further notice due to the current security situation and consequent curfew imposed by the State Government.

All affected prospective Corps Members are advised to remain at home until further notice from the NYSC Management.

However, all other prospective Corps Members deployed to other States and FCT are to report at the various Orientation Camps on Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018 as scheduled.

All inconveniences are regretted.

Thank you.


The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission said on Monday that it had stopped investigations into the use of a forged exemption certificate of the National Youth Service Corps by the former Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun.

The ICPC stated this just as the NYSC said it had concluded its investigative report on the matter and submitted it to the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, its supervising ministry.

The former minister, who resigned on Friday, admitted that the NYSC exemption certificate was not genuine.

The ICPC’s spokesperson, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, in a response to The PUNCH’s enquiry on the matter on Saturday, promised to contact the ICPC authorities and get back on Monday for an official position.

On Monday, Okoduwa in a text message, said, “We stepped down the investigation into the matter so as not to duplicate the efforts of another agency which had taken it up.”

The ICPC did not specify the agency in follow-up enquiries.

Recall that the NYSC authorities in July said it “had begun its own investigations to unravel the source of the purported Exemption Certificate” obtained by the ex-finance minister.

The NYSC after over two months did not make the results of its investigations public.

The NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, on Monday, said the scheme had submitted its investigation to the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development for any further action.

“The report has been submitted to the Ministry of Youths and Sports Development and you can direct all your questions to them,” she said.

There had been reports in July 2018 that Mrs Kemi Adeosun did not participate in the one-year national youth service, but allegedly forged an Exemption Certificate several years after her graduation.

It had also been reported that the certificate, which is dated September 2009, was reportedly signed by an NYSC Director-General, Yusuf Bomoi, who already left the scheme in January 2009.

The minister had thereafter come under fire with several Nigerians, particularly on the social media, demanding investigations from the Federal Government into the allegations and calling for Adeosun’s resignation.

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After the annual orientation camp in Abia state, Mr. Joseph an ailing National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member was redeployed back to Bauchi state to be closer to home and enable him to get proper medical and family attention.

Mrs. Nancy Genesis, a very courageous fellow corp member single handled took it upon herself to travel with and care for him while he journeyed back home to his family in Bauchi state. Unfortunately, he died in Jos while still in transit.

This single act of service made a senior pastor with ECWA Good News Church Bauchi; Rev. Dauda Galadima recommend her for a post-NYSC award. He praised her selfless efforts and commended her for exhibiting the true essence of what the NYSC vision is all about.

Rev. Galadima who stated this at the burial service of the late Joseph appealed to the management of the NYSC to give her an award at the end of her Service Year for the help she granted late Joseph in his final moments.