- Previously, the National Youth Service Corps announced that former Secretary of Aviation Senator Stella Oduah has not completed her National Youth Service
- In In a recent case move, the senator representing Anambra North in the 9th Assembly gave the NYSC a 48-hour ultimatum to withdraw claims that she walked out of service, as images shared to back up her claims
- Meanwhile, a group identified as advocacy groups of the Concerned Anambra North Peoples Democratic Party had asked NYSC to corroborate the former Oduah’s claim that she lost her certificate
Former Secretary of Aviation and Anambra North Senatorial District Senator Stella Oduah have instructed the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to take the claim that they ih ren did not perform national service within 48 hours, Vanguard reports.
A group identified as the Concerned Anambra North Peoples Democ Council stakeholders from the party had asked NYSC to deny the allegation of the former Minister of Aviation to confirm that she had lost her certificate.
The Service Director General, in response to the inquiry, announced that Oduah had been mobilized for National Service in the 1982-83 service year and was deployed in Lagos State.
In the letter addressed to the Director General, National Youth Service Corps and entitled “48 hour notice to withdraw your statement as contained in your letter of May 24, 2022, ref. no. NYSC/DHQ/PPRU/783/VOL 111,” the Senator stated:
“Our attention has been drawn to your scandalous letter, mentioned above, in which you acknowledged that Senator Stella Oduah mobilized for youth service in 1982 and served in the Lagos Orientation Camp, but then concluded that she “escaped” and was not issued with a release certificate.”
The letter, signed by Ezennia Nonso Chukwudebe, Stella Oduah, Director, Media/Publicity for Senator, described the allegation as reckless.
It also said:
” For clarification, Senator Oduah’s primary job at the NYSC was with the popular Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA). In 2017, when a similar allegation was made by her political candidates, NECA released a letter dated January 11, 2017, Reference: NECA/SELA/H4, confirming that she was fulfilling her primary NYSC assignment with them. Attached is a copy of this letter for your reference, as well as a photo of our client as a youth corps.”
“This matter has also been the subject of litigation and she has a court ruling in her favor in the Chinedu case Emmanuel Emeka v Princess Stella Oduah, EPT/AWK/SEN/13/2019″
“You have 48 hours with this letter to withdraw your statement, otherwise legal Action taken against you.”
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The appeal was launched by unemployed Nigerian college graduates on Monday, February 7, in Abuja, the country’s capital.
< p class="align-left">According to the unemployed graduates, the law, if enacted, would be an important resource for the creation of jobs for Nigeria’s teeming youth.