By Kikelomo Ifekoya
The National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, has appealed to traditional rulers, security organisations and and other members of communities where Youths Corps Members are serving across the country to support the Corps in keeping the corps members safe in their host communities.
The Director General, NYSC, Brigadier General Mohammed Fadah
Made the plea in a message to the Swearing-in of the 2022 Batch “B” Stream One Corps Members posted to Lagos state, held at NYSC temporary Orientation camp, Iyana-Ipaja Lagos.
Represented by the Coordinator, NYSC Lagos State, Mrs. Yetunde Baderinwa, Brigadier Fadah said that with the security challenges confronting the nation, it was important for everyone to take the issue of security seriously.
He explained that since NYSC corps members were posted to different communities across the nation, different security organisations in communities, the traditional leaders and the people in general should ensure that the corps members were safe bearng in mind that most of them were posted to communities they were not conversant with.
Brigadier Fadah however, called on Corps members to be security conscious and respect the culture and tradition of their host communities.
The NYSC Director General urged the 2022 Batch “B” Stream One Corps Members posted to Lagos state to adhere to rules and regulations guiding the Orientation course.
He urged them to continue to adhere to the Covid-19 Protocol in the Orientation camp, while those that were yet to be vaccinated against the deadly virus to get vacinnated in the camp.
He however, advised them to shun all forms of anti-social activities including cultism, drug abuse and hooliganism that were capable of truncating their bright future.
Brigadier also warned Corps members against using the social media wrongly particularly, in propagating hate speeches.
The highlight of the event was administering of Oath of Allegiance on the Two Thousand, Five Hundred Corps members on the Parade ground by Justice Lateef Akapo on behalf of Chief Judge of Lagos state.