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Avoid unauthorised journeys, NYSC warns corps members

The National Youth Service Corps has warned corps members not to embark on any unauthorised journeys during their service year.

The Director General of NYSC, Brigadier General Muhammad Fadah, according to a statement by its Director (Press and Public Relations), Eddy Megwa, issued the warning on Tuesday while addressing 1,468 corps members at NYSC Zamfara, Kebbi, and Sokoto State Orientation Camps.

He said if they were to travel a long distance, they should break their journey when it is 6pm and spend the night in safe places like military barracks, NYSC secretariats and corpers lodges, among others.

The NYSC boss said, “We love you and we want you to stay safe. Don’t travel without permission. If it is compulsory that you travel, try and get permission from NYSC, because if you travel without permission, NYSC will penalise you.

“You have to be security-conscious and beware of the people you associate with.”

The DG warned the corps members to avoid cultism, drug peddling, drug abuse and other social vices that could lead to lifelong regrets.

He advised them to abide by camp’s rules and regulations, adding that any erring corps member would be sanctioned as stipulated in the NYSC Bye Laws.

He added that anytime they are called upon to serve as electoral officers in their respective states, they should abide by the electoral laws.

“Try and obey every constituted authority wherever you are posted. During elections, you must abide by the electoral laws and anyone that violates the electoral laws will be sanctioned,” he added.

The NYSC Zamfara State Coordinator, Namalam Taura, in his address, said the camp was going on smoothly with a total of 183 female and 144 male corps members that had been registered as of the time of Fadah’s visit.

Also, the NYSC Kebbi State Coordinator, Mustapha Muhammed, informed Fadah that all the 722 corps members, comprising 552 males and 190 females, have been in high spirits since the camp started.

Similarly, the NYSC Sokoto State Coordinator, Mohammed Nakamba, stated that a total of 419 corps members, comprising 287 males and 132 females, were registered in camp and have been participating actively in all camp assignments.

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