Corps Members have been advised to be security-conscious throughout the service year.
The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Muhammad Fadah, gave the advice today while addressing the 2022 Batch ‘C’ Corps Members at the Orientation Camps in Kebbi, Sokoto, and Zamfara States.
Fadah said the NYSC Management had made adequate provisions for their security and general welfare, and went on to warn them against putting themselves in harm’s way.
“Avoid night travelling, lone movements, acceptance of free rides from strangers, and other risky engagements,” he added.
He also warned the Corps Members against misuse of the social media, added that they should instead use it for positive purposes, including the promotion of national unity and integration.
The Director General hinted about their impending engagement as INEC ad hoc personnel during the 2023 general elections, and enjoined them to discharge their assignment with high sense of responsibility.
“Please, play according to the rules of the game: abide by the electoral laws, and do not allow yourselves to be used by unpatriotic elements to compromise the credibility of the election,” he said.
In his remarks, the NYSC Zamfara State Coordinator, Muhammad Namalam Taura, said the 397 Corps Members registered in the Camp were well-behaved.
Welcoming the Director General in Sokoto, the Coordinator, Alhaji Muhammad Nakamba, informed him that Camp activities were going on smoothly.
In Kebbi State, the Coordinator, Alhaji Mustapha Mohammad, said all the Course participants were subjected to the COVID-19 test, which was conducted by NCDC officials in collaboration with the NYSC Corps Medical personnel.