NYSC DG tasks Corps Members on community development projects

The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General YD Ahmed has urged the 2023 Batch ‘C’ Stream One Corps Members to ensure that they develop their various host communities with projects that would improve the standard of living of the residents.

He said Community Development Service remained one of the four compulsory cardinal programmes of the Scheme that every Corps Member must participate actively before being considered to collect the Certificate of National Service.

General Ahmed stated this today while addressing Corps Members during his visit to NYSC Sokoto and Kebbi State Orientation Camps.

He however appealed to the Corps Members to study the felt needs of their host communities and obtain approval from NYSC before embarking on any project.

“Source for funds to execute projects within your host communities. Note that it is an offence to sponsor projects with your monthly allowances.

“Please don’t accept free rides from strangers. Go to approved motorparks and board vehicles whenever you are traveling.

“Follow the security lectures you were exposed to in camp anywhere you are posted to and ensure you don’t expose yourselves to danger”, he said.

In his remark,the NYSC Sokoto State Coordinator, Alhaji Yakubu Yaro Usman described the Corps Members in Wamakko camp as law-abiding and dutiful.

In a similar vein, the NYSC Kebbi State Coordinator, Mrs Okolo Aghata Banki said a total of 154 camp officials comprising NYSC Staff and personnel from other collaborating agencies were working in synergy.

She said a total of 1,088 Corps Members were registered in camp.

Mrs Okolo added that the security and general well-being of all Corps Members in the camp remains topmost priority, adding that all Camp Officials are at alert to the task of providing every necessary guidelines for the Corps Members towards preparing them for their roles towards nation building.


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