From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has warned both the serving and prosperous corps members, especially those that are currently undergoing orientation exercise, to take information giving to them by camp authority seriously, as the scheme was not ready to forgive any mistake arising from indiscipline and negligence on the part of corps members.
The Kaduna state Coordinator of NYSC, Mr. Hilary Nasamu, who revealed this in an interview with the Peoples Daily yesterday in his office, said the scheme has never wavered in admonishing corps members to be of good behavior and to do everything that camp authority required them to do, so that they can be well orientated and disciplined before leaving the camp.
Mr. Nasamu added that without discipline, without orientation, in the proper sense of the world, there can never be successful service.
“All those you hear given extension of service, or remobilized for either absenteeism, or absconding, are those who did not do the orientation from the beginning. So they do trial and error in each step they go and make several mistakes, which of course, in NYSC, is unforgiveable. We don’t forgive mistakes. That is why we always talking to them every day and warn them to keep hearing and apply the message that discipline is the watchword and at the end of the day, with discipline, you can go places,” stressed the coordinator.
The Coordinator further stated that, the orientation has now gone beyond the traditional orientation of corps members about the spirit of patriotism, nationalism, unity and integration as well as discipline, “We are now reemphasizing on skills-acquisition and entrepreneurial development.
“The secretariat in Kaduna is also expanding the provision of training of corps members. We have now laid the foundation of the poultry that we are building for skill acquisition in animal husbandry and poultry farming in addition to the one we commissioned before. “
On Ebola Disease Virus, he hinted that corps members have been given the opportunity to be trained as volunteers for the prevention and contingency arrangement for Ebola, saying the state secretariat was prepared in joining forces with the health workers in Nigeria, to ensure that no major illness take hold.