The National Youth Service Corps has been issued a seven-day ultimatum to compensate Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State over alleged unsubstantiated allegations of forgery.
A group of civil society organizations, under the aegis of Civic Room, gave this ultimatum in a press statement in Abuja.
The CSOs also asked the NYSC leadership to tender an apology to the Enugu governor on or before the stipulated period.
Grace Adesola, the Executive Director of Civic Room, warned that failure to do so will attract both a lawsuit and massive protests at the NYSC headquarters in Abuja.
The NYSC DG, Brig Gen Yusha’u Ahmed, had alleged that it never issued a discharge certificate to Governor Mbah.
The governor subsequently obtained a court order barring the NYSC from further disclaiming his certificate.
He sued the NYSC for N20 billion at the Federal High Court, Abuja, for alleged conspiracy, deceit, and misrepresentation of facts.
However, despite the court order, the NYSC DG again disclaimed the certificate.
And Adesola said the NYSC leadership must be taught a lesson not to meddle in politics.
“We believe every government institution should be held accountable for its failures and praised for its successes. It is on this note that we are demanding that the NYSC leadership compensate Mbah.
“They must also tender an apology to the gentleman in any of the national dailies. These should be done in the next seven days else the NYSC would witness massive protests for the next week at its headquarters,” said Adesola.