Corps Members have been advised to go into their host communities and make life more meaningful for them by executing projects that would add value and also improve the standard of living of the residents.
The Director General of NYSC, Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah gave the advise while addressing Corps Members during his visit to NYSC Zamfara, Kebbi and Sokoto State Orientation Camps.
He said Community Development Service remained one of the four cardinal programmes of the NYSC, which was introduced to enable Corps Members integrate fully and also contribute their quota to the development of their host communities.
General Fadah urged them to study their host communities and provide the felt needs, but cautioned that no Corps Member is allowed to sponsor any project with his personal money.
He however informed them to obtain approval from NYSC and source for fund for such project within their host communities.
The Director General warned the Corps Members that may be called upon to serve as electoral officers in the State to abide by the electoral laws.
“Try and obey every constituted authority wherever you are posted to.
“During elections, you must abide by the electoral laws and anyone that violate the electoral laws wound be sanctioned”, he added.
The NYSC Zamfara State Coordinator, Namalam Muhammad Taura in his address said the camp was going on smoothly with a total of 183 female and 144 male Corps Members that have been registered as at the time of General Fadah’s visit.
Also, the NYSC Kebbi State Coordinator, Mr Mustapha Muhammed informed General Fadah that all the 722 Corps Members comprising 552 males and 190 females have being in high spirits since the Camp started.
Similarly, the NYSC Sokoto State Coordinator, Mohammed Nakamba stated that a total of 419 Corps Members comprising 287 males and 132 females were registered in camp and have been participating in every camp assignments.