The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC Management has observed with concern that some eligible Nigerian graduates who were duly mobilized and deployed for National Service have willfully refused, neglected and failed to report or make themselves available for service in a manner directed by the Directorate pursuant to the provisions of Section 2(1) of the National Youth Service Corps Act, Cap. N84, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
All those that are qualified and have been mobilized and deployed for National Service as stated above but did not report have evaded service. It is a criminal offence punishable under the provisions of Section 13(1)(a) of the NYSC Act as follows:
(a) who fails to report for service in the service corps in the manner directed by the Directorate, or as the case may be, prescribed pursuant to the provisions of this Act; ..
is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine of N2,000 or to imprisonment for a term of 12 months or to both such fine and imprisonment.”
However, Management has considered giving a second chance to all the defaulters.
Therefore, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all eligible Nigerian graduates and those that were mobilized and deployed for National Service during the 2019 Batches ‘A’ and ‘B’ service year or any preceding service year who refused, neglected and failed to make themselves available for service, to ensure that they make themselves available for the 2019 Batch ‘C’ service year. When the NYSC portal opens for online registration, they are to click on the registration link and select REVALIDATION option.
For the avoidance of doubt, Management of the NYSC has put every necessary machinery in place to track and prosecute any person involved in the illegal evasion of National Service.