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Yuletide: D-G warns NYSC members against unauthorised journeys

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Yuletide: D-G warns NYSC members against unauthorised journeys
As the yuletide draws nearer, the acting Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mrs Christy Uba, has warned youth corps members against unauthorised journeys and night trips.

She gave the warning during the closing ceremony of the 2022 Batch ‘C’ Stream 2 Orientation Course in Abuja on Tuesday.

Uba, who was represented by the FCT NYSC Coordinator, Alhaji Suleman Abdul, said travelling at night would not only increase the risk of accident, but also make rescue difficult.

She told the NYSC members that “you are, therefore, advised to always cut short your trips from six o’clock in the evening and pass the night at NYSC lodges, military barracks and other locations officially designated as safe.

“Furthermore, you should board vehicles only at approved motor parks so as to avoid falling into the hands of criminals.”

The director-general also said that as the NYSC members are posted to places of primary assignment, they should sustain the spirit of patriotism, hard work and resilience imbibed during the orientation course.


Yuletide: D-G warns NYSC members against unauthorised journeys

She expressed the hope that they would strive to meet the expectations of Nigerians by contributing toward the progress and development of the country.

“I enjoin you to perform your duties with diligence and be guided by the provisions of the NYSC Act and by-laws, as well as workplace rules and regulations.

“In keeping with the objectives of the scheme, you are expected to integrate into your host communities while also appreciating and respecting their culture and must desist from meddling in their local politics,” the NYSC boss added.

She also enjoined them to undertake personal and group Community Development Service projects that would uplift the living standard of their host communities.

Uba appealed to youth corps member’s employers to always accept those posted to them, and make necessary provisions for their welfare.

The three-week orientation course which opened on Nov. 30 had a total of 3,445 youth corps members comprising 1,253 males and 2,192 females in the FCT, Kubwa camp.

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