NYSC DG Advises Corps Members to Avoid Unnecessary Journeys

Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.- Gen. Yushau Ahmed, has reiterated the commitment of NYSC management in ensuring adequate welfare and security of corps members in the country.

The DG stated this while addressing corps members and camp officials on Wednesday at NYSC permanent orientation camp in Iseyin, Oyo state.

Ahmed urged the corps members to avoid unnecessary journeys which could expose them to accidents, kidnap and other risks.

He advised corps members to desist from requesting for unnecessary relocation to other states. This, he said, would deprive them smooth service year experience due to clearance and other documentation process in granting relocation request.

The DG urged them to actively participate in Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development(SAED) trainings noting that NYSC had partner with Banks and notable foundations on interest free loans for corps members with marketable skills and innovative ideas.

“Before the commencement off orientation exercise, the security agencies have given us assurances that they are sending patrols and guards around the route to orientation camps to secure the prospective corps members coming for orientation programme.

“Since commencement of this Batch A Stream I orientation course, we have not recorded any security challenge.

“NYSC with collaborative institute have organised technologically driven skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development trainings to make corps members self-reliants rather than job seekers. The trainings will ultimately transform them to employers of labour, “he said.

The NYSC Coordinator in the state, Mr Abel Odoba, commended  the corps members for an impressive and matured characters exhibited since commencement of the orientation exercise.

Odoba added that the corps members have been up and doing in all camp activities with maximum cooperation of camp officials and security agencies.

The state coordinator solicited for the support of DG and other well meaning Nigerians towards completion of 5000 capacity ultra modern multipurpose hall for the use of corps members during orientation course in the camp.

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