From: Osakhare Erese, Asaba
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has raised concern over deepened sharp practices among corps’ members, and warned against illicit activities, indecent dressing.
The Director-General, Brigadier General Suleman Kazuare who made this known yesterday in Issele-Uku, NYSC Orientation Camp in Delta State while addressing corps’ members, Batch “B” Stream II, at their swearing-in ceremony, said that NYSC in the recent times had been inundated with alleged sharp practices, and its related act, adding that corps members who mistaken service for an avenue to perpetrate fraud, would face the consequences.
According to him, “we serving, and in camp, it is clear that you will certainly pass through some discomfort, and its related act, shun every forms of sharp practices, we have been inundated with allegations of sharp practices such as yahoo yahoo, no short, no forms of indecent dressing, especially among the female corps members”.
Strong indications are that recent corps’ members have allegedly been indulged in sharp practices, such yahoo yahoo, even while serving and in camp, but the Director-General, Brigadier Kazuare warned that any corps’ member found in the act, would be severely dealt with, adding the NYSC scheme had provided for skills Acquisition for members to make themselves useful instead desperate about while callers’ jobs, stressing the need for corps’ members to be good ambassadors of Nigeria, the NYSC DG however commended the state co-ordinator, Mr. Benjamine Omotode for his relenters efforts in ensuring the well being and welfare of the corps’ members.
In his remarks, the State Governor, represented by his deputy, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro, said that the NYSC scheme established four decades ago, has demonstrated its ability to remain relevant as the Vanguard for promoting national integration, adding the roles of the scheme in various national assignments like national elections, census, health campaigns sustainable development, among others indices of development.
According to the Governor, “its attractiveness to the Nigerian Youths has continued to swell in spite of challenges, including the contemporary effect of insecurity in some parts of the country”, and called on the corps’ members to apply themselves to the physical, and psychological training they will be subjected to as the orientation exercise was designed to instill in them the requisite leadership qualities of perseverance.
The Governor also called on the corps’ members to be security conscious at all times, and avoid bad company including incessant journeys that might endanger their lives, and assured of the state government’s commitment to always support the NYSC scheme to grow in the state.
Also, the State Co-ordinator of the NYSC, Mr. Benjamine Ayodele Omotade disclosed that a total of 2, 457 corps’ members would under the orientation exercise, adding that the 2017 Batch ‘B’ Stream II was combined of Delta/Edo with 1, 589 Delta State, and 868 corps’ members from Edo State as duly registered.