Despite evidence in handbook,NYSC denies express advice for corpers to prepare ransom when using high-risk roads

Despite evidence in handbook,NYSC denies express advice for corpers to prepare ransom when using high-risk roads

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In what appears to be a tardy disposition to the review of official documents, the management of the National Youth Service Corps has denied an express advice in the handbook issued to youth corps members.The handbook is titled, Security Awareness and Education Handbook For Corps Members and Staff.

The handbook, on page 56, had advised corps members travelling on “high-risk” roads to alert their “family members, friends and colleagues to have someone on hand to pay off the ransom that could be demanded” in case they are kidnapped.

The Scheme listed such roads as “Abuja-Kaduna, Abuja-Lokoja-Okene, or Aba-Port Harcourt” roads.

The handbook, on page 56, had advised corps members travelling on “high-risk” roads to alert their “family members, friends and colleagues to have someone on hand to pay off the ransom that could be demanded” in case they are kidnapped.

The Scheme listed such roads as “Abuja-Kaduna, Abuja-Lokoja-Okene, or Aba-Port Harcourt” roads.

Page 56 of the handbook stating the reason for ransom

The NYSC denies giving the advice, even when each corps member has the handbook, which has also been obtained by The PUNCH from a youth corps member currently undergoing the mandatory one-year national youth service

 

in the Batch B Stream 1 cohort.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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