NYSC: 1 Year Jail Term for Corps Members who Abscond from Service

NYSC Abscondment from Service Notice: National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Set to Punish all Corps Members Who Absconds from the One Year Mandatory Service with a Fine of Two Thousand (N2,000) Naira or Twelve (12) Months Imprisonment or the Both as the Case May Be.

The National Youth Service Corps 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 serve continuously for a period of one year as specified in the Call-Up instrument, pursuant to the provisions of Section 2(1) of the National Youth Service Corps Act, Cap. N84, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

It is a criminal offence punishable under the provisions of Section 13(1) (b) of the NYSC Act as follows:

“Any person:-
(b) who refuses to make himself available for service in the service corps continuously for the period specified in subsection (2) of this section,
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 those that were mobilized for National Service during the 2019 Batches ‘A’ and ‘B’ service year or any preceding service year but failed to complete service, to make themselves available for the 2019 Batch ‘C’ service year. When the NYSC portal opens for remobilization after the 2019 Batch ‘C’ orientation course, they are to click on the registration link and select REMOBILISATION option.

For the avoidance of doubt, Management of the NYSC has put every necessary machinery in place to track and prosecute any person who has been remobilized as a result of the decision of the Disciplinary Committee but failed to report for National Service.