The Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Fadah, has warned corps members against using social media to spread fake news capable of fuelling hatred.
He stated this during the swearing-in of the 2022 Batch “B” Stream 1 corps members at the General Yakubu Gowon Orientation Camp yesterday in Dutse, Jigawa State.
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Represented by the state coordinator of NYSC, Hajiya Aishatu Adamu, the DG said corps members should instead utilise social media to promote national unity and development.
While also urging the corps members to shun cultism, drug abuse and social vices, Fadah advised them to be security-conscious and report suspicious characters or activities around them to the appropriate authorities.
The NYSC boss enjoined the corps members to avail themselves of opportunities for self-employment offered by the scheme through its Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED).
“I will like to remind you that white-collar jobs are not readily available. Therefore, I urge you to take advantage of the opportunities for self-employment offered through the SAED programme,” he said.
He advised corps members to choose from any of the skills and make themselves available for the training, which would start from the orientation camp.
Fadah urged the corps members to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 protocols such as physical distancing, wearing of face masks and hand washing.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 1,600 corps members were inducted at the event for the compulsory one-year national service year in the state.