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NYSC reiterates commitment to security, advises against night travels

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has reaffirmed its commitment to the security and welfare of its members. It has also disclosed that...


The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has reaffirmed its commitment to the security and welfare of its members.

It has also disclosed that to ensure this, the scheme has liaised and is in constant communication with security agencies and other stakeholders with the view of ensuring the safety as well as addressing other essential needs of the corps members in order for them to have a fulfilled service year.

This disclosure was made by the Director-General of the NYSC Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim during the terminal parade and closing ceremony of the 2021 Batch B, Stream II orientation on Tuesday at the NYSC permanent orientation camp, Ede.

Represented by the Osun State Coordinator, Ayodele Adegoke, Gen. Ibrahim also implored the corps members to shun all forms of social malaise like drug abuse and trafficking, cybercrime and advanced fee fraud.

For the security of the corps members, Gen. Ibrahim warned against night journeys stressing that statistics by relevant agencies had shown that night travel is a major risk factor for road traffic accidents.

“It is now mandatory for all corps members in transit to always cut short their trips from 6 O’Clock in the evening and pass the night at military barracks and other locations officially designated as safe.

“You are also advised to board vehicles at approved motor parks to avoid falling prey to criminals disguising as commercial vehicle drivers.”

He also reminded them that the scheme frowned at partisan politics and thus engagement in local politics in their host communities is a no-go area.

Ibrahim called on the corps members to see themselves as image-makers for the families, the NYSC and their institutions of graduation noting that in all circumstances, they should always be conscious of the implications of their actions inactions.

While commending the 1393 corp members for complying with the COVID-19 prevention in camp, the DG warned that the virus is still around and advised them to continually be on guard everywhere they found themselves.

“I also encourage you to present yourselves for the COVID-19 vaccination and if already taken, 2atch out for invitation for the second jab where applicable.

“In addition, I charge you to help in sensitising members of the host communities about preventive measures including the need to accept vaccines.

Of the 1393 corps members that were deployed to Osun State in the Batch B, Stream II, 833 were females while the rest 560 were males.

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