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DG NYSC Urges Corps Members On Peaceful Co-Existence

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….As Abia Swears-in 1,698 PCMs

Joel Ajayi


The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General YD Ahmed has advised Corps Members to live in peace with one another, make new friends and use the opportunities of the service year to foster national unity and integration.


He gave the advise in his address to the 2023 Batch ‘C’ Stream Two Corps Members during his visit to Abia State Orientation Camp in Umuna, Bende Local Government Area of the State.


General Ahmed said the Scheme was established to foster national unity and integration, hence the need for all serving and prospective Corps Members to key into the NYSC project for national development.


Speaking further, the Director General warned the Corps Members against night travelling and also travelling without obtaining permission from the Scheme.

He warned that unauthorized travelling attracts sanctions in line with NYSC byelaws.


The Abia State Governor, Dr Alex Otti in his address at the Swearing-in Ceremony urged the Corps Members to utilize the abundant opportunities around them to develop themselves and also use them to contribute their quota to the socio-economic development of the State.


The Governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Sir Nwobilor Ananaba promised his continuous support for the NYSC in Abia State.


He advised the Corps Members to abide by the tenets of their Oath of Allegiance and conduct themselves as good ambassadors of their families, institutions and NYSC during and after their service year.


In her address, the NYSC Abia State Coordinator, Mrs Dick-Iruenabere Ufoma urged the Corps Members to participate fully in all Orientation Camp activities, as they would serve as veritable tools in the dissemination of information and aid the implementation of the laudable policies of the State Government.


“The NYSC Management will give you the necessary support to make the desired impact. The Scheme also aims at inculcating discipline in our youths and instilling in them the spirit of patriotism and loyal service to the nation.


You must obey all camp officials and no form of insubordination, truancy, including drug abuse and secret cult activities will be tolerated in camp and throughout the service year”, she said.


During the ceremony, the Abia State Chief Judge, Justice Lilian Abai represented by Justice Anya Benson administered the Oath of Allegiance on the 1,698 Prospective Corps Members made up of 891 males and 807 females.


General Ahmed, who was among the dignitaries that witnessed the Swearing-in Ceremony was accompanied by the Director, Special Duties, Alhaji Musa Abubakar and Director Press and Public Relations, Mr Eddy Megwa.

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Secure Your Future With With Skills, DG NYSC Tells Corps Members

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Joel Ajayi


Corps Members have been advised to utilize the opportunities of the service year to acquire skills through the NYSC Entrepreneurship Development programme and become employers of labour instead of searching for the unavailable salaried jobs.


The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General YD Ahmed gave this advise on Monday while addressing the 2024 Batch ‘A’ Stream One Prospective Corps Members deployed to Kwara State during his visit to their Orientation Camp in Yikpata, Edu Local Government Area of the State.


He said most of their predecessors that acquired skills during their service year are now self employed with thriving businesses in different vocations across the country.
The Director General urged the Corps Members to participate actively in all camp activities and cultivate team spirit among themselves.


“We have organised important lectures for you in camp and all of them are very important. 


Don’t miss any of the lectures, most especially SAED. This was designed to deliberately make you acquire skills of your choice and become employers of labour thereafter”, the DG said.


General Ahmed also warned the Corps Members against indulging in vices like cultism, drug abuse and hooliganism. He added that anyone caught engaging in any of such act would be prosecuted accordingly.


He urged them to fully dedicate themselves to national service by contributing their quota to the development of their state of deployment.


While presenting the camp situation report, the NYSC Kwara State Coordinator, Mr Onifade Joshua informed the Director General that the State Government has completed the second phase of the perimeter fence of the camp, adding that the third phase will soon commence.


He also lauded Kwara State Government for releasing 1,000 mattresses for camp use alongside other notable interventions.


Onifade stated further that the Corps Members have exhibited high level of discipline since they arrived camp.


As at the time of Director General’s visit, a total of 1,420 Corps Members comprising 695 males and 725 females have been registered.

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