REPORTER: AMECHI ODO
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has appealed to corps employers to properly mentor corps members posted to them to enable them to develop their potential and become self reliant.
The Director General of the Scheme, Brigadier General Muhammed Fadah, made the call at the closing of the 2022 Batch B Stream Two Orientation Course at NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp Afikpo, Ebonyi State.
Represented by the State Coordinator of the Scheme, Mrs. Bamai Mercy, the Director General appealed to the corps employers not to reject the corps members but give them necessary assistance to enable them to contribute to the socio economic development of the country.
He advised the corps members to be security conscious and not to meddle in the local politics of their host communities but undertake personal and community development service projects that would help to uplift the living standard of the people.
“My dear Corps members, as you proceed to your places of primary assignment, I urge you to be security conscious at all times.
“You should avoid acts that can endanger your lives such as staying out late, attending night parties, visitation of dangerous places and acceptance of car ride from strangers.
“I must however emphasis that engagement in their local politics is a no go area for you,” the NYSC boss said.
Brigadier General Fadah enjoined the corps members to be good ambassadors of NYSC by shunning acts that portray negative image of the scheme, including drug abuse, trafficking and advanced free fraud.
He noted that the warning had become imperative as membership of Service Corps did not confer on them immunity from legal consequences of crime.
Eight hundred and eighty-seven Corps members participated in the Course and were successfully posted to their areas of Primary Assignment.
EDITED BY CHUKWUBUIKE MADU