DG warns Corps Members to shun unethical conduct during service year

Corps Members have been warned to shun every form of misconduct throughout their service year in order to avoid being sanctioned by the NYSC Byelaws.


The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General YD Ahmed gave the warning while addressing the 2024 Batch ‘A’ Stream One Corps Members at Rivers State Orientation Camp in Nonwa Gbam, and their counterpart in Bayelsa State Orientation Camp, Boro.


He said there are laid down rules and regulations guiding every Corps Member during and out of camp, added that the Scheme is not a safe abode for lawbreakers.


“NYSC bye laws would be applied on every infraction committed by any Corps Member. Be law-abiding throughout your service year. You are expected to dress in line with the approved NYSC dress code.


“As much as possible, avoid unnecessary journey and don’t embark on any risky adventure that may put you in danger. Try and be security conscious at all times and reject the temptation of free rides”, he said.


General Ahmed appealed to the Corps Members to add value to their host communities by executing projects that would make life more comfortable for the residents.


While presenting his Orientation Camp report to the Director General, the NYSC Rivers State Coordinator, Mr George Mfongang said a total of 1,670 Corps Members comprised 858 male and 812 female were registered.


He added that Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development training has commenced with Corps Members showing high level of commitment and enthusiasm in acquiring new skills.


He disclosed that they have demonstrated strong sense of responsibility, patriotism and commitment to the ideals of NYSC.


Mfongang also lauded the cordial relationship between NYSC Rivers State Secretariat and the State Government.


Similarly, the NYSC Bayelsa State Coordinator, Mrs Obiageli Okpalifo said camp activities were going on smoothly.


She also said camp officials are working as a team with Corps Members participating actively in all camp activities as good ambassadors of their institutions and families to ensure the success of the Orientation Course.


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