NYSC DG to corps members: Accept your posting in good faith… Warns against participation in rallies, protests

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Corps Members have been enjoined to accept their postings for Primary Assignment in good faith and settle down to contribute their quota to national development.
The Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim gave this advice on Monday while addressing the 2020 Batch ‘B’ Stream IA Corps Members at the NYSC FCT Orientation Camp in Kubwa, Abuja.
He warned them against stage managing their own rejection as anyone caught doing so would be sanctioned.
Ibrahim advised the Corps Members to use the service period to contribute to the promotion of  national unity and cohesion as well as the socio-ecomonic development of the country.
The DG also urged them identify the felt needs of their host communities and initiate projects to address them on the platform of the Scheme’s Community Development Service.
“Choose projects that are beneficial to your host communities. Please, take advantage of the service year and add value to the development of your country,” he added.
Ibrahim urged them to be of good conduct in their places of Primary Assignment and abide by the Oath of Allegiance they swore to.
“I advise you to be disciplined, committed and patriotic; and l assure you the sky will be your limit.
“Keep your records clean and don’t let your actions of today haunt you tomorrow.
“Please don’t tarnish the image of NYSC and your parents”, he added.
Speaking further, the Director-General admonished the Corps Members to avail themselves of the Post-Camp training of the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme.
This, he said, would make them employers of labour and also enable them apply for business loans through the Bank of Industry, Central Bank of Nigeria and the NYSC Foundation among others.
He also advised them to avail themselves of the empowerment programmes of the Federal Government, including the Seventy-Five Billion Naira Nigerian Youth Investment Fund (NYIF), the Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (P-YES), and the National Young Farmers’ Scheme (NYFS).
The Director-General, who warned against the negative use of the Social Media, also advised the Corps Members to shun drug addiction, cultism, cybercrime and other social vices.
In another development, the DG has also  warned Corps Members against participation in protests and political rallies, saying anyone caught would be sanctioned.
He said they should rather settle down in their places of primary assignment and execute projects that would add value to their host communities.
The Director-General gave this warning on Monday at the NYSC Nasarawa State Orientation Camp Keffi, while addressing the 2020 Batch ‘B’ Stream IA Corps Members at the close of their Orientation course.
Ibrahim, who advised the Corps Members to put the lessons learnt during the Orientation into use, also enjoined them to live in harmony with others in their service locations while appreciating and respecting the culture of their hosts.
“Keep in touch with one another, blossom the relationship, and with this, you will help to promote the unity, integration and cohesion of Nigeria,” the DG said.
The Director-General also advised them to be of good conduct in their places of Primary Assignment by being diligent in the performance of their duties and obeying rules and regulations.
“You must be disciplined, committed, patriotic and work with passion. Be good ambassadors of your families and the NYSC,” he said.
He warned them against using their personal money to execute Community Development projects but to source funds from members of the community.
Ibrahim further advised the Corps Members to be security conscious and avoid night journeys.
“Don’t board vehicles by the roadside; go to designated motor parks. Don’t embark on unauthorised journey and avoid night travel,” he added.
The Director-General, who advised the Corps Members to imbibe the dignity of labour and drive their talents with passion, also urged them, to adhere strictly to COVID-19 safety protocols.
He admonished them to avail themselves of the Post-Camp training of the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme.
He said this would make them employers of labour and also enable them apply for business loans through the Bank of Industry, Central Bank of Nigeria and the NYSC Foundation among others.
He also advised them to avail themselves of the empowerment programmes of the Federal Government, including the Seventy-Five Billion Naira Nigerian Youth Investment Fund (NYIF), the Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (P-YES), and the National Young Farmers’ Scheme (NYFS).
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