NYSC Issues Warning Over Unauthorised Use of Its Uniform
National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Issues Warning Over Unauthorized Use of Its Intellectual Materials.
- The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has expressed dissatisfaction with the unauthorised use of its uniform, logo, and other intellectual materials. They have issued a warning and will initiate legal action against violators.
Last updated on by Olusegun Fapohunda
The unauthorized use of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) uniform, logo, lyrics, literature, and other intellectual materials has been criticized by the NYSC. The scheme maintains that it is apolitical and neutral in the ongoing political and electioneering process and that the unregulated use of its materials continues to tarnish its reputation.
According to a statement released by the NYSC spokesperson, Eddy Megwa, the Scheme will take legal action against any individual or group that contravenes the NYSC Act with regard to the use of the NYSC uniform. Section 14 of the NYSC Act specifies that anyone who is not serving in the service corps or authorized to do so but wears any part of the uniform is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of N1,000.00 or imprisonment for six months or both.
The statement highlights the dangers of the unauthorized use of the NYSC uniform, logo, lyrics, literature, and other intellectual materials associated with the scheme, particularly on social media, for entertainment and political purposes. The NYSC management urges the general public to take note and comply with the provisions of the NYSC Act.
In other news, the Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, has inaugurated a 22-member Inter-Ministerial Committee to oversee the 50th-anniversary celebration of the scheme. The committee is expected to work assiduously on its terms of reference, and the minister has assured them of the government’s support. The NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General YD Ahmed, commended the positive role of successive batches of Corps Members in the credible conduct of elections in the country and their participation in other programs.
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