Personal security

NYSC instructs corps members on personal safety

By Auwalu Birnin Kudu/Amina Ahmed/Muhammad Nasir-Bashir/Abbas Bamalli

Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Fada, executive director of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) advised corps members to be mindful of their personal safety during the year of service.

Fada gave the charge at the 850-member Batch “B” Sream 2 swearing-in ceremony in Yola on Tuesday.

Represented by the NYSC in-state coordinator, Mr. Jingis Denis, Fada said the safety of corps members was of paramount importance to the program and the nation at large.

He said the program would continue to provide maximum security to Corps members at their main duty stations.

He warned corps members against misusing social media to spread fake news and other irrelevant information that could undermine peace and stability in the country.

The NYSC boss urged corps members to strictly adhere to COVID-19 protocols such as social distancing, hand washing and face mask use.

Fada further warned them against laxity, absenteeism, truancy and other acerbic practices during the year of service, and urged them to exploit all existing opportunities for self-employment. in the program.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the oath of allegiance was sworn to the corps members by the Chief Justice of the State, Mr. Nata Musa at the NYSC orientation camp in the area of Gire local government of the state.

In the same vein, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has pledged to ensure maximum security for corps members deployed in the state.

He said this during the swearing-in ceremony for the 1,500 members of the Group 2 Group “B” Corps at the NYSC Orientation Camp in the Ganjuwa Local Government Area of ​​the state.

Represented by his deputy, Alhaji Baba Tela said the state has been hospitable and accommodating to foreigners, adding that many corps members have settled in the state after their year of service.

“My dear members of the body, I assure you of your safety and comfort in Bauchi State, as Almighty God peacefully supports the government and all people in the state.

“Therefore, do not hesitate to serve your country here and contribute your share to the growth of the state,” he said.

He said that as leaders of tomorrow, corps members must be knowledgeable in all aspects of national life.

Mohammed said that to achieve this, the orientation program has been carefully designed to bring them into close contact with their compatriots from different parts of the country and expose them to the culture and traditions of their host communities.

This, he said, would enhance and boost their innate sense of patriotism, which would result in better quality future leadership that would place Nigeria on a higher pedestal among the community of nations.

He also assured the program management that ongoing repairs, reconstruction and rehabilitation of camp structures and facilities that were destroyed by the torrential rains would be completed before the end of the orientation course, in order to create a atmosphere conducive to the success of the program.

Earlier, the NYSC coordinator in the state, Alhaji Namadi Abubakar, instructed Corps members to familiarize themselves with the provisions of NYSC law and NYSC regulations.

“I implore you to maintain the high level of discipline and enthusiasm you have shown so far, especially in staying compliant with camp rules and regulations.

“You must continue to distance yourself from worship, drug addiction and other social vices.”

Meanwhile, a total of 1,500 Corps members have been sworn in Jigawa for the 2022 Batch “B” Stream 2 service year.

Head of State, Justice Umar Sadik swears in Corps members at General Yakubu Gowon NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Dan-Masara, Dutse Local Government Area of ​​the state.

He urged members of the body to follow the law and abide by NYSC rules at all times.

Additionally, NYSC in-state coordinator Hajiya Aishatu Adamu said one of the goals of the program is to promote national unity and development.

She said the program would not only provide them with the opportunity for a broader understanding of the country, but also ingrain a culture of working together in an atmosphere filled with friendship, peace, harmony and shared vision of a great and prosperous country.

“Let me also remind you that the oath of allegiance you have taken today is important, as it should guide your conduct during the year of service, as well as have an evaluative influence on your life after service,” she said.

She urged corps members to participate in skills training, designed to promote self-reliance and encourage productive lives, especially among young people.

The coordinator further assured that the program will continue to work with relevant stakeholders for the success of the program.

While commending federal agencies, states, local government councils, and traditional leaders for their support of the program, she called on all stakeholders to support the early assent of the bill to establish the NYSC Trust Fund, adopted by the National Assembly.

The bill, she said, would improve the smooth running of the program, including addressing infrastructure challenges and providing start-up capital to corps members.

In Katsina State, the NYSC inducted 793 Group 2 “B” Corps members deployed to Borno for their three-week orientation course.

NYSC Borno Coordinator Mr. Nura Umar said the corps members include 404 men and 389 women, urging them to respect camp officials and rules.

According to him, such respect can portray the kind of respectful families they come from, adding that respect is a sign of a responsible person.

Umar further advised them to use the three-week exercise to strengthen the existing unity in the country and to respect each other.

According to him, the promotion of national unity and integration are some of the cardinal objectives of the programme.

He said this must be strengthened to maintain the existing peaceful coexistence between different religions, tribes and cultures.

He urged them to pay more attention to camp activities, especially the federal government’s skills training program so that at the end of their service, they can be self-sufficient.

“From our side, management will continue to work with relevant stakeholders for the success of the program,” he said.

He further assured NYSC members that the program was working with state security agencies to ensure their safety during the three-week exercise.

Umar also commended the Borno and Katsina state governments, security agencies and other stakeholders for their support in making the program a success.

NAN reports that the oath of allegiance was sworn to the corps members by a judge of the Borno High Court, Justice Adamu Zandai-Mussa.

Corps members are camped in Katsina State due to prevailing security concerns in Borno. (NAN)(www.nanews.ng)