The attention of NYSC Ondo Management has been drawn to a report credited to an online medium stating that the NYSC has expressed worry over the high rate of drug abuse and addiction among Corps Members.
The online report states that the State Coordinator, Mrs. Victoria Nnenna Ani ‘”lamented that the situation calls for concern, following the large number of Corps Members taking illicit drugs.”
The statement was purported to have been made during the 2021 Corps Employers’ Workshop held in Akure.
Management wishes to clarify that no such statement was made by the State Coordinator before, during, or after the workshop.
To set the records straight, one of the employers during the workshop raised concern about the rate at which youths are exposed to hard drugs and how NYSC as a beacon of hope could assist with sensitisation and enlightenment in order to stem the tide.
Therefore, Management wishes to state that the story is a figment of the writer’s imagination and should be disregarded.
NYSC Ondo State, through the NYSC Drug — Free Club, a Community Development Service group, shall continue to work in collaboration with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ( NDLEA ), in order to ensure a drug — free society.