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Be agents of change, NYSC boss tells corps members

The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) Brigadier General Johnson Olawumi has called on Corps members to aspire to become agents of change to revive…

The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) Brigadier General Johnson Olawumi has called on Corps members to aspire to become agents of change to revive the nation’s lost glory.
In a statement signed by Director, Public Relations Unit, Abosede Aderigbibe, the NYSC boss gave the charge while on tour of different orientation camps of the 2015 Batch ‘B’ in the South west geo-political zone and Kwara State.
 He urged them to help in sensitizing other Nigerians on value re-orientation so as to actualise the change agenda of the present government.
Olawumi, reaffirmed the commitment of the scheme to the safety of Corps members, and urged them to  avoid  unnecessary travels for their security.
He encouraged them to integrate with their host communities as well as appreciate and respect their cultures and religions.
He also told the Corps ‎members to imbibe the virtues of hard work, honesty and respect for their country.
Olawumi advised corps members to remain in their places of primary assignment after the Orientation course.
He said the Scheme could not  afford to lose Corps members to road accident adding that instead of embarking on unnecessary journeys, they should maintain contacts with their parents, relations and friends using their cell phones.
The DG who was in Lagos,Ondo,Ekiti and Oyo states, also visited the Kwara State Orientation camp where he tasked them to remain patriotic at all times saying, “Nigeria will be great again.”
 He announced the procurement of an ambulance for the NYSC Kwara State Secretariat as part of efforts to enhance the members’ welfare.
Olawumi, emphasized that the security and safety of every corps member is very key to the scheme, even after camp.
The DG advised the Corps members to avail themselves of the opportunity to access loan from the Two Billion Naira ‎set aside by the Bank of Industry (BOI) for disbursement to interested Corps members under the BOI-NYSC Graduate Entrepreneurship Empowerment Fund as well as the N200 million earmarked by the Heritage ‎Bank for similar purpose.

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