As the 2021 Batch ‘C’ Stream One Orientation Course ends tommorrow, Corps Members have been advised to accept their posting in good faith, settle down in their host communities and contribute their quota to national development.
NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim gave this advise today at FCT Orientation Camp Kubwa, Abuja, while addressing Corps Members. [Read also NYSC 2021 Batch B Stream II Questions – Get Answers In 2 Minutes Or Less]
He said they must add value to their host communities by providing projects that would improve the standard of living of the residents.
He warned them against induced posting and rejection, adding that anyone caught would be penalised in line with NYSC bye-laws.
The DG admonished the Corps Members to put in their best in their places of primary assignment, obey constituted authorities and serve as responsible role models to the younger ones.
Ibrahim also advised them to avoid unauthorised journeys, but obtain approval from the NYSC Management if it is compulsory for them to travel.
He warned that no Corps employer is authorised to grant permission to Corps Members to travel, except NYSC.
He urged the Corps Members to board vehicles only at designated motorparks, adding that the Scheme has liaised with relevant stakeholders like the FRSC, transport unions, among others to provide roadworthy vehicles for them while travelling and also ensure their safety on the highways. [Read also: Why I Prayed For Our Abductors To Release Us Fast Or kill Us Fast — Kebbi NYSC Member]
“Don’t travel at night. If your journey is going beyond 6pm, break the journey and pass the night in military barracks, NYSC Secretariats, Corps Lodges, among other safe places.
Avoid night parties and don’t put yourself in harm’s way”, he said.
The NYSC boss warned against indulging in social vices such as cyber crime, cultism, drug peddling and abuse, adding that anyone caught would be sanctioned according to the law.
Speaking further, General Ibrahim urged the Corps Members to use the social media wisely to promote the unity and integration of the country and not to promote fake news.
“The NYSC was established to promote national unity, integration and cohesion.
We must work and live together”, he added.