The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Major Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has called on corps members to distance themselves from social vices like drug abuse, cultism and related ills in the society.
The NYSC Director-General made this call on Tuesday during the Swearing-in ceremony of the 2022 Batch ‘A’ Stream 1 Corps members at the Orientation Camp in Asaya, Kabba Local Government Area of Kogi State.
He also advised them not to involve themselves in using social media for spreading fake news, fueling hatred and other negative purposes.
The NYSC boss who was represented by the NYSC coordinator of Kogi State, Pastor Mrs Mofoluwasho Adebimpe Williams, enjoined the corps members to promote national unity, integration and development which is one of the major objectives of the scheme.
Also, she appealed to them to be security conscious in their abode at all times, including reporting any suspicious character or activities around them to the appropriate authorities.
The corps members were also encouraged to avail themselves of the opportunities for self-employment offered through the scheme’s Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme.
He admonished the NYSC members not to joke with the outlined preventive measures against the COVID-19 pandemic, urging them to take the vaccines inoculation.
General Ibrahim thanked the House of Representatives and the public for the progress made so far in the legislative processes on the Bill for the establishment of the NYSC Trust Fund.
The State Coordinator also expressed her deep appreciation to Governor Yahaya Bello, for clearing the bush surrounding the orientation camp 50 meters away from the perimeter fence.
Equally, she appreciated the Commander, Command Army Records, Chari Megumeri Barracks, Lokoja, Director of State Security Service for their unflinching support in the development of additional armed personnel and Gun trucks for maximum security at the camp.
The Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Richard Olorunfemi, represented by Justice Samuel Obayomi, administered the oath of allegiance to a total of 1,355 Corps members that made up of 669 females.