The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has advised Corps members to avoid risky engagements in host communities where they are assigned to work.
Brig. General Shuaibu Ibrahim, General Manager of the program, gave his advice at the closing ceremony of the 2021 Batch B, Part II Orientation Course held at the Magaji Dan Yamusa NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in the Keffi local government area, Nasarawa, Tuesday.
Ibrahim represented by Mr. Abdullahi Jikamshi, State Program Coordinator, reaffirmed the leadership’s commitment to the safety and general well-being of corps members as well as meeting other essential needs for a year fulfilling service.
He stressed the need for corps members to be security aware at all times, especially avoiding risky engagements that can expose them to security threats wherever they are posted.
“Risky commitments such as maintaining late nights, attending late-night parties, visiting dangerous places and accepting free car trips by unknown motorists should be avoided.
“Also, don’t forget that engaging in local politics in your host communities is a no-go area for you.
“In all circumstances, always be aware of the implications of your action or inaction for the image of your families, the NYSC and the institutions from which you have graduated,” he said.
In a post-ceremony interview, Jikamshi assured corps members stationed in Nasarawa that the NYSC is committed to making their service to the state memorable and rewarding.
“We will visit them without notice at their main duty stations to find out how they are doing and what support to provide them to effectively perform their service to their homeland,” he said.
The NYSC coordinator revealed that the 1,191 body members comprising 660 men and 531 women who successfully completed the three-week orientation course in the state, have been assigned to all local government areas of the State.
He said that the corps members during the orientation course were engaged in activities such as military exercises, skills training, entrepreneurship development, lectures on topical issues, sports activities and social.
Jikamshi praised Governor Abdullahi Sule for his fatherly disposition towards the project, as well as the corps members for their cooperation, decorum and hard work throughout the orientation course.
The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that the closing ceremony went quietly in accordance with COVID-19 protocols. (NAA)