Do Not Meddle In Politics, NYSC DG Warns Corps Members

The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Yusha’u Dogara Ahmed has warned Corps Members not to interfer in local politics of their host communities, but rather integrate with them and respect their cultures.

NYSC Spokesperson, Eddy Megwa disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday, February 14, 2023.

He said that, the DG gave the warning while declaring the 2023 Batch ‘A’ Stream One Orientation Course closed at Niger State Orientation Camp in Paiko.

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Brigadier General Yusha’u Ahmed informed them that their membership of the Scheme did not confer any immunity on them from the legal consequences of any wrong doing.

He encouraged them to build on the skills acquired during the entrepreneurship development training in camp, and participate in the post -camp training in order to become self-reliant.

“On our part, we will continue to liaise with financial institutions and other stakeholders with a view to providing start-up loans to enable you actualize your business dreams.

“As you begin the next phase of the service, l urge you to sustain the spirit of patriotism, hardwork and resilience, which you imbibed during the Orientation Course.

“You should avoid acts that can endanger your lives such as staying out late, attending night parties, visitation to dangerous places and acceptance of car ride and gifts from strangers”, he said.

The Director General also advised the Corps Members to avoid acts that can portray the Scheme in bad light, such as drug abuse and trafficking, cybercrime, advanced-free-fraud and spreading of fake news.

He appealed to them to serve as good ambassadors of the NYSC as well as their families and respective institutions.

Speaking further, General Ahmed said they should use the social media for self-improvement as well as promotion of unity, peace and national development.

He appealed to all Corps Employers to make necessary provisions for the welfare of Corps Members posted to them and mentor them to develop their potentials.

Ahmed warned the Corps Members against unauthorized journeys and boarding vehicles by the roadsides adding that, “travelling at night will not only increase the risk of accident but also make rescue difficult”.

He urged them to “cut their trips from six o’clock in the evening and pass the night at NYSC Lodges, military barracks and other locations officially designated as safe.

NYSC Niger State Coordinator Mr Hassan Taura in his welcome remarks attributed the successful conduct of the three weeks Orientation Course to the teamwork by all camp officials.


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