No Room For Redeployment – NYSC DG Tells Corp Members

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No Room For Redeployment – NYSC DG Tells Corp Members

The Director General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier-General Yusha’u Ahmed has urged corps members to be prepared to serve in any part of the country they were deployed for their one year mandatory service.

He cautioned them against seeking for redeployment but to rather settle down and contribute their quota to the growth and development of their state of deployment.

Addressing Batch A Stream 1 corps members during their cultural carnival in Anambra State orientation camp, the DG who was in the camp on the spot assessment visit, also urged corps members to take their security seriously.

He said: “I urge you to respect the culture and traditions of your host community. Remain peaceful and resilient as you add value to the community you’re posted to. I’m sure many of you will choose to remain here after your service.

“Also take your security seriously. Take time to read the instructions in your manual and abide by them accordingly. Your security is our concern, but no one can secure you more than yourself.”

Underscoring the importance of skill acquisition and entrepreneurial development of the Scheme, Ahmed urged corps members to take advantage of the programme to become not just self reliant, but job and wealth creators after their service year.

“Skills acquisition is designed to make you independent, self reliance and productive. Federal government is out to ensure youths are supported and empowered so they can stand on their own.

“Thousands of your predecessors who maximize the opportunity are now independent. Many enjoyed several of such government support in collaboration with private organizations, including soft loans provided at no interest.”

The NYSC boss, who was conferred with a chieftaincy title of Dike Ora I of Umuawulu by Igwe Joel Egwuonwu, traditional ruler of the community housing the camp, urged corps members to respect the culture and traditions of their host communities.

“When I was informed about the chieftaincy title, I didn’t hesitate because that’s exactly what the NYSC is preaching, unity and oneness, respect of our diverse and rich cultures.

“The states are doing their best, but we’ll continue to partner with them to ensure camp facilities, especially the halls receive facelift to accommodate increasing number of corps members being chunrned out annually.”

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By Abia ThinkTank

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