By; PATRICK TITUS, Uyo
The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, has called on corps members to be security conscious as they proceed to their places of primary assignment and encouraged them to make use of the security tips they received at the camp.
Kazaure who made the call today when he inspected the facilities at the Akwa Ibom State NYSC Camp at Ikot Itie Idung, warned them against night movement.
He charged the corps members to take their Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) training seriously to facilitate employment opportunities on completion of their service year.
“I want to commend you, and encourage you to do what you are doing and not get discouraged so that by the time you leave here, you would have left an indelible mark in Akwa Ibom”, he said.
Kazaure challenged the corps members to build on their training and tutelage in the camp as they proceed to their places of primary assignment and urged the corps members to respect the culture and tradition of their host communities and add value to the community.
He assured corps members that he would continue to talk with state government to improve facilities at the camp, while federal government would continue to do its best to improve on their welfare.
Earlier in an address, the State Coordinator of NYSC, Mr. Julius Amusan, lauded the DG for his visit and revealed that 2,298 corps members, comprising 1144 males and 1154 females registered for the exercise.
Amusan who expressed frustration over the camp’s reliance on generator for electricity as the public power supply was not forthcoming however lauded the 2018 corps members, describing them as obedient, patriotic, respectful and diligent.
“All the corps members have been adequately kitted and I have observed considerable improvement in the quality of kit items and various sizes were available”, the state coordinator said.