NYSC warns against unauthorised use of its uniform, other paraphernalia

NYSC warns against unauthorised use of its uniform, other paraphernalia

By Folasade Akpan, Abuja.


The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has warned the public against unathourised use of the its uniform.


The warning is conveyed via a statement issued by NYSC’s Director, Press and Public Relations, Mr Eddy Megwa, on Monday in Abuja.


Megwa stated that there were dangers in unauthorised use of NYSC uniform, the logo, lyrics, literature and other intellectual materials associated with the scheme. as such use could attract sanctions.


He said: “The scheme is greatly disturbed by the circulation of various contents on social media for entertainment and political purposes, where the NYSC uniform is used without consent.


“The NYSC remains apolitical and neutral in the ongoing political and electioneering process and these unregulated materials continue to portray the corps in bad light.”


Megwa quoted Section 14 of the NYSC Act as clearly specifying that “any person who, not being a person serving in the service corps or duly authorised so to do, wears the uniform or any part of the uniform of the service corps is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine of N1,000 or to imprisonment for a term of six months or to both.”


He warned that management of the NYSC would henceforth not hesitate to initiate legal action against any individual or group that contravened the provisions of the NYSC Act as regards the use of its uniform.

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