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NYSC DG Brigadier General Fadah Tasks Corps Members on Patriotism, National Unity

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The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah has urged Corps Members to be patriotic and promote the core values of the National Youth Service Corps towards national unity and integration.


He stated this on Tuesday during his working visit to the 2022 Batch ‘B’ Stream One Corps Members at Edo  State Orientation Camp, Okada and their counterpart at Delta State Orientation Camp in Isele-Uku.
General Fadah advised the Corps Members to be loyal to the constituted authorities in NYSC and in their places of Primary assignments.


“I am appealing to you to do your best and use this period of the Orientation Course to imbibe the spirit patriotism for national unity.


“Say no to all forms of sabotage that may bring you on collision course with the constituted authorities throughout the period of your service year”, he said. 
The Director General also advised the Corps Members to remain disciplined and law-abiding as they serve their fatherland.


The NYSC Edo State Coordinator, Mrs Olubukola Abiodun in her remark said a total of 1,176 Corps Members comprising 170 males and 1,006 females were registered.


She added that most of them have been incorporated into various camp committees and they have been making useful contributions towards the overall success of the Orientation assignment.


“With strict adherence to NCDC COVID-19 guidelines, prospective Corps Members, course officials, camp marketers and visitors were properly tested by the NCDC officials at the gate before they were allowed into the camp premises”, the Coordinator said.


Also in his remarks, the NYSC Delta State Coordinator, Mr Also Olusegun said since their arrival on camp “the Corps Members have expressed high sense of enthusiasm and have been very diligent in SAED training and other camp activities”.

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Niger Delta Youth Council Facilitates with Nigerians on the Occasion of World Youth Day

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…reflects on the state of the nation

…calls for youth friendly policies

The Niger Delta Youth Council (NDYC), a pressure group devoted to youth empowerment and development in the Niger Delta has facilitated with the federal government and Nigerian youths as the world marks International Youth Day, a day set aside to celebrate youths all over the world and reflect on the challenges they face and ways to surmount them.

In a press release made available to journalists in Abuja by the National Coordinator, Engr. Jator Abido, the group expressed optimism that this year’s World Youth Day will avail Nigerian youths and government and avenue to brainstorm and find lasting solutions bedeviling the Nigerian youth especially in the area of unemployment and perennial insecurity that has hindered economic activities in many parts of the country.

“Today is an important date sets aside to celebrate International Youth Day. The importance of this annual celebration according to the United Nation (UN) is to among other things raise voices against any injustice or discrimination and deprivation around the globe against the youth. We as a pressure group want to use this opportunity to call attention to the alarming rate of unemployment which has risen to 35% in the third quarter of 2022 as well as insecurity which has brought to a halt economic activities in most parts of the country. It is our hope that government will act fast to end insecurity and reverse the ugly trend of unemployment in the country”, the statement noted.

The lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the group noted has far reaching implications on the future of Nigerian youths and if nothing is done about it, will endanger the mental and social capacity of youth, predisposing them to social crimes and agents of destabilization in the forth coming general elections

“The implication of this unwarranted strike is that for the past six months and counting, Nigerian youths have been idling away at home and the federal government has not considered the damage such failures portend. Not just that future leaders of Nigeria are idle but an idle mind is the devil’s workshop. Criminal elements within the ruling class will quickly recruit and turn them to agents of destruction and crime as the 2023 general elections draw near. This must not be allowed to happen. The federal government must act fast to reverse this ticking time bomb from exploding” the statement urged.

The CSO equally charged the federal government to come out with policies that will encourage the participation of Nigerian youths in the downstream oil sector especially by actively using local artisans in line with local content policy of the federal government insisting that Nigerian youths especially those in the Niger Delta region have what it takes to actively transform the oil sector and end the sad phenomenon of exporting crude and importing refined products which is almost crumbling the economy.

“We are once again calling on the federal government on this occasion of International Youth Day to as a matter of national importance formulate policies which will make the local content law a more practical reality. Our youths are well skilled in oil exploration and even refining. Granting licenses to local artisans and modifying their technology will end the uneconomical policy of importing refined petroleum products at exorbitant rates at the expense of the naira. Such steps will also put an end to youth restiveness in the country and stimulate economic growth”, the statement added.

On the need to inaugurate the Niger Delta Development Commission’s (NDDC) Board, the CSO noted, it is long overdue and the federal government must use this occasion of the International Youth Day to respond to the yearnings of youths in the Niger Delta who are the first beneficiaries and sufferers of both good and bad policy choices in the region, arguing that, NDDC can not continue to run without a substantive Board.

“Mr. President Sir, we are calling on you to use your good office and cause the inauguration of the NDDC Board which was duly constituted but has since not being inaugurated because of the activities of saboteurs. This is not only unconstitutional but a slap on the faces of law abiding Niger Deltans who are looking forward to development massive in the region. Without a Board, corruption is rife in the Commission and the people who are supposed to be served are suffering because of the greed of a few politicians. If nothing is done to bring an end to this impunity, we’ll have no choice but to take up arms and fight for our rights”, the statement concluded.

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