Regarding the spread of misleading information about reposting arrangements circulating on social media, the National Service Scheme (NSS) has cautioned its employees.
The NSS claims that a person going by the name and contact “Mr. Victor NSS-0548313412” has been disseminating false information concerning the Scheme’s Deployment Modules, particularly in the fields of Accounting Aid, Teaching, and Agriculture.
Unsuspecting NS personnel are being lured in by this individual to contact him and pay a fee to have their postings changed.
The NSS stresses that such arrangements do not exist for service personnel assigned to these modules to change their postings.
The NSS statement notes, “The Scheme does not know any such person as MR. VICTOR NSS. No such individual has been contracted to deal with the public for and on behalf of the Scheme.”
The public and all National Service Personnel are further advised by management to reject the false information that is circulating and to treat such claims with the disdain they merit.
Security services have been alerted to locate and detain the person disseminating this false information in order to prevent innocent service personnel from falling for it.
“Management therefore wishes to strongly advise all National Service Personnel and the public to ignore the false information being circulated, and any other similar falsehoods, and to treat them with the contempt that they deserve,”
In conclusion, the NSS recommends that instead of depending on potentially false information from unreliable sources, all National Service Personnel and the general public should directly contact any of the Scheme’s Regional or District Secretariats or the headquarters to address their concerns.
Relatedly, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, Speaker of the House, has warned organizations against using national service members as errand boys and girls.
He claims that some service personnel are sent to buy roasted plantain, or “Kofi Brokeman,” because they lack chairs to sit on.