The Director General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig, Gen. Suleiman Kazaure has called on parents whose wards are posted to Yobe not to panic over their security at the orientation camp.
The DG gave the assurance at the NYSC orientation camp in Potiskum, Yobe while on a familiarization tour of camps in the country.
According to the DG, his men are working 24hours to Msurshima the security of the Corp members at the camp in Yobe State.
He said, ” the camp is well secured and I am assuring the safety and security of all Corp members here in the camp.”
Gen. Kazaure however urged the Corp members to be security conscious of strange persons and movements in their environments.
“You should be security conscious. I urge you to always move in groups. Don’t walk alone. Always move in a group of three, or more people. As you know, the Boko Haram insurgents have been dislodge and they are looking for soft targets. Be very careful how you walk about,” the DG advised.
He also advised the Corp members to always respect the tradition and culture of their host communities so as not to get into trouble with the local people.
“One thing I have to urge you to do to your host communities is always respect their ways of life. Their traditions and their culture must be respected. By doing that, you integrate with other Nigerians, appreciate their ways of life and that justifies the establishment of the scheme,” Brig. Gen. Kazaure cautioned.
The DG who inspected the camp facilities expressed dismay with the facilities in the camp but assured to effect an immediate change.
“To be sincere, the facilities on the camp is not adequate but we are going to do something about it very soon” he said.
He also informed that the scheme has gone into partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) and Bank of Industry to train Corp members on skill acquisition program, while calling on the Corp members to pay special attention to the Skills Acquisition Program.
“I want you to pay Special attention to the skills acquisition program because it is the sure way to guarantee your job. I wouldn’t want you my children to pass out here after one year and be looking for jobs that don’t exist,” the DG advised.
He called on all the corp members to be well behaved throughout their stay in Yobe State.
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