NYSC DG reads riot act to Corps members
Posted On : February 5, 2023 Published By : pamela okemiri
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Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Yusha’u Ahmed has in his maiden visit to the Kaduna Orientation Camp warned corps members against embarking on unauthorized journeys.
He said embarking on such an adventure could undermine their security.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the visit which took place on Saturday was the first by the director-general since his assumption of office on Jan. 30.
Addressing the 2023 Batch “A” stream “I” corps members, who were currently having their orientation programme at the temporary orientation camp at the Government College, Kurmin Mashi, Kaduna, Ahmed said that unauthorized journeys would attract sanctions as enshrined in the scheme’s acts.
He noted that his administration would continue to ensure that corps members enjoyed improved welfare and security.
He stressed that the contents of the NYSC Bye-Laws would be applied to every infraction, adding that corps members must conduct themselves within the provisions of the law.
“It is a thing of pride to serve your fatherland, but don’t risk your lives via unauthorised journeys. Be disciplined and prayerful. Also, be confident of yourselves, do your work diligently and I assure you, nothing bad will happen to you.
“Avoid crime, obey the rules and regulations in the camp, and respect your leaders”, he advised.
The director-general specifically warned the corps members not to indulge in political arguments, but rather participate as unbiased electoral officers, by taking cognisance of the electoral laws during the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
He also warned them against posting camp activities on social media, urging them to forward their complaints to the scheme’s management.
The NYSC chief executive also advised the corps members to ensure that they left good legacies in their places of primary assignments and host communities.
Earlier, in his camp situation report, the State’s Coordinator of NYSC, Mr Agbor Obim, said a total of 1,077 corps members, comprising 407 males and 679 females were registered in the camp.
He said the corps members were participating fully in camp activities and listed some of the challenges including the high cost of goods and services, hike in the price of fuel, and inadequate accommodation, among others.