The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Brig-gen. Suleiman Kazaure, has warned corps members against night parties and organising social events without the approval of the appropriate authority.
Speaking while addressing corps members in the NYSC Orientation Camp, Ikare Akoko, Ondo State, on Tuesday, he directed that all social events must not hold without approvals.
The DG, who visited the orientation camp in company with some NYSC top officials, said the Scheme was devastated over the sad occurrence in Taraba State where nine corps members drowned at a river.
He pointed out that serving one’s fatherland was about devotion, urging the corps members to learn the necessary skills while in camp.
“I am sure you are aware we lost nine corps members in Taraba; they were 2018 Batch ‘A’ corps members.
“Whenever you are going to embark on any social outings, you must seek clearance from NYSC officials, either the local government inspectors or the state coordinator; that’s my directive.”
Kazaure urged them to respect the culture of their host communities and behave like graduates that they are.
He however reiterated the commitment of the scheme to security and welfare of corps members nationwide.
Speaking afterwards, the State Coordinator of the NYSC, Grace Akpabio, said she was happy with the visit of the director-general, being the first time she would host an NYSC boss.
Akpabio said Kazaure was happy and impressed with what she had done so far at the orientation camp, in terms of infrastructural development.