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Stop inducing, rejecting posting – NYSC warns corps members

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The National Youth Service Corps on Monday told corps members to accept their posting in good faith, settle down in their host communities and contribute their quota to national development.

The advice came as the 2021 Batch ‘C’ Stream One orientation course ends on Tuesday (today).

The Director-General of NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, according to a statement issued by its Director (Press and Public Relations), Adenike Adeyemi, gave the advice at the FCT orientation camp in Kubwa, Abuja, while addressing corps members.

He said they should add value to their host communities by providing projects that would improve the standard of living of the residents.

Ibrahim warned them ‘against induced posting and rejection’, adding that ‘anyone caught would be penalised in line with bye-laws’.

The DG admonished the corps members to put in their best in their places of primary assignment, obey constituted authorities and serve as responsible role models to the younger ones.

Ibrahim also advised them to avoid unauthorised journeys.

He warned that no employer was authorised to grant permission to corps members to travel as only had authority to do so.

Ibrahim urged the corps members to board vehicles only at designated motor parks, adding that the NYSC had liaised with relevant stakeholders like the FRSC, transport unions, among others, to provide roadworthy vehicles for them while travelling and also ensure their safety on the highways.

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He said, “Don’t travel at night. If your journey is going beyond 6pm, break the journey and pass the night in military barracks, NYSC Secretariats, corps lodges, among other safe places.

“Avoid night parties and don’t put yourself in harm’s way.”

The NYSC boss also warned them against indulging in social vices such as cybercrime, cultism, drug peddling and abuse, adding that anyone caught would be sanctioned according to the law.

Ibrahim urged the corps members to use the social media wisely to promote the unity and integration of the country and not to promote fake news.

He said, “The NYSC was established to promote national unity, integration and cohesion. We must work and live together.

“Let us turn our challenges to opportunities. Wherever you find yourselves, preach the unity of the country.”

Ibrahim lectured the corps members on the criteria to qualify for the NYSC President’s Honours Award, adding that recipients must have exceled in the four cardinal programmes of the NYSC namely, orientation course, primary assignment, community development service and winding up and passing/out.

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