Corps Members have been advised to avoid risky adventures such as unauthorised journeys, night partying and other types of misconduct as they proceed to their place of primary assignments.
NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, who stated this in a nationwide virtual address to Corps Members and Camp participants also emphasised that there is nothing like two weeks leave for Corps Members after leaving the Orientation Camp. [Read also: Why I Prayed For Our Abductors To Release Us Fast Or kill Us Fast — Kebbi NYSC Member]
He however advised them to utilise the lessons learnt during the three weeks of Orientation Course to contribute their quota to national development and also add value to themselves.
The DG in particular warned the Corps Members to be security conscious and avoid any act that can put their lives at risk in their respective places of primary assignment and host communities. [Read also: DG To Corps Members: Accept Your Posting In Good Faith]
“I want to warn you that there is nothing like two weeks leave after Orientation Course. Settle down in your places of primary assignments.
As you leave the camp, you must be security conscious, don’t travel at night and don’t endanger your safety.
Shun cybercrimes, drugs, cultism and don’t let your actions today haunt you tomorrow”, he said.
He advised them to continue with the post-camp training of the NYSC Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme with their trainers in order to be self empowered, instead of seeking for the unavailable salary jobs.
Ibrahim added that the Scheme is advocating with the Federal Government for the establishment of NYSC Trust Fund (NYSCTF) that would make start-up capital available to every Corps Member as they exit service, which would enable them establish their businesses in line with the skills they acquired through SAED.
The DG also informed them that the Scheme had partnered relevant institutions like the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Bank of Industry (BOI), Access Bank, Unity Bank among others to provide soft loans for Corps Members with good business proposals to establish their vocational businesses.
He advised the Corps Members to study the NYSC Act, NYSC Bye-laws and adhere strictly to the provisions.