Christmas: Avoid unnecessary journeys – NYSC acting DG warns Corps members


Corps Members have been warned to avoid unnecessary journeys and obtain approval from the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC if travel is necessary during the service year.


The Acting Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Christy Uba gave the warning while addressing the 2022 Batch ‘C’ Stream Two Corps Members at Sokoto State Orientation Camp in Wamakko.


She said any Corps member who travels without permission from the NYSC would be sanctioned in line with Corps Bye-Laws.


Uba also advised the Corps members to board vehicles from only designated motor parks and avoid the temptation of boarding vehicles by the roadside.


“Don’t board vehicles by the roadside, avoid free rides and make sure you don’t endanger yourselves”, she said.


Uba advised the Corps members to use the opportunity of the Orientation Course to create inter-tribal relationships that will promote national unity and integration.


She urged them to participate actively in all camp activities which have been packaged for their overall development.


“Be of good conduct, be diligent and avoid cutting corners. You must accord high priority to discipline throughout the service year and ensure you make up your mind to do things right.


”Shun cultism, cybercrimes, drug addiction and other social vices that may cut short your life”, she added.


The Acting Director General informed the Corps members that all services in NYSC are free and advised them to beware of scammers that may want to defraud them through posting, redeployment and other free services of the Corps.


She implored them to embrace NYSC Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme that has empowered several ex-Corps members towards self-reliance.


On the proposed NYSC Trust Fund, Uba said such innovation would make more Corps members business owners, through the provision of start-up capitals that would be made available to deserving ones as they exit service.


“Try to identify, harness and develop your potentials that can make you self-reliant through vocational skills”, she said.


She further advised the Corps members to serve their fatherland with dedication, commitment and humility.


The Acting DG counseled them to add positive values to their host communities by executing projects that would improve their living standard.


The NYSC Sokoto State Coordinator, Mohammad Nakamba, while presenting his camp report to the Acting Director General disclosed that a total of 639 Corps members comprising 221 males and 418 females were registered in camp.


He added that since their arrival in camp, the Corps members have been in high spirits and actively participating in all camp activities.


He added that the camp has been complying with all the COVID-19 safety protocols as stipulated by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control.

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