The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has assured corps members of safety amid the insecurity situation in the country.
Shuaibu Ibrahim, NYSC’s director-general, spoke on Friday while addressing the 2021 Batch ‘B’ stream II corps members at the permanent orientation camp in Zamfara state.
Ibrahim commended the corps members posted to Zamfara for demonstrating patriotism by accepting their deployment despite the insecurity in the state.
The NYSC DG said the scheme is working together with the federal government to ensure corps members are safe wherever they are deployed in the country.
“The federal government appreciates your courage and readiness to contribute to national development,” he said.
“Be rest assured that both the government and NYSC care for you. We are in constant liaison with security agencies in our determined efforts to ensure that you and other corps members remain safe in any location you find yourselves.”
The NYSC DG also enjoined corps members to be security conscious at all times while cautioning them against engagement in social vices.
“If you are going to travel within the country, your coordinator must give approval and if you are travelling outside the country, it is only the Director-General that can give approval. Your employers cannot permit you to travel,” he said.
Ibrahim also called on the corps members to ensure optimal utilisation of the opportunity of the orientation course to imbibe teamwork and create friendship that would outlive their service year.
“Use the NYSC as a platform to promote national unity: let us turn our diversities into opportunities because there are always strength in diversities,” he added.
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