By; VICTOR DURUAMAKU, Owerri
Following the rising tempo of militancy in the land, the Director General of the NationalYouthService Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Suleiman Zakari Kazaure has charged corps members across the country to be security conscious and to avoid unnecessary travels during their service year.
According to him, where travels become necessary and inevitable, such corps members should obtain clearance from the appropriate quarters and to always move in groups within the locality of their areas of primary assignments.
General Kazarue gave the charge shortly after inspecting facilities at the Imo State NYSC orientation camp at Eziama Obaire, Nkwerre Council Area during which he addressed the 2018 Batch B corps members deployed to the state.
General Kazarue who is the 17th DG of the NYSC established in 1973 also cautioned the corps members against indecent dressing, indulgence in night parties even as he urged them to respect the cultures and traditions of their host communities.
“I know what it means to be a corps member because I was one of you 30 years ago in Jalingo where I served.
I urge you to be patriotic, diligent and committed in the service of your father land”.
While congratulating the corps members on the successful completion of their academics programs which qualified them for participation in the national service, the DG advised them to avoid issues and conduct that would bring shame and dishonour to the nation and to their families.
The co-ordinator of the NYSC in the state, Sunday Robert Aroni in an awareness earlier said that a total of 2046 corps members comprising 1051 males and 995 females as well as the dislodged 178 corps members from Anambra state were registered for the program.
Aroni listed projects put in place for the comfort of the corps members at the orientation camp to include:
Completion of the tiling works in the new hostels, construction of shelter, with Zinc at the side of the multi-purpose hall to shield Corps members from unfavourable weather conditions during lectures, purchase of a 7KVA Generating Set to augment power supply, purchase of 200 units of plastic Chairs, purchase of additional 200 Mattresses, purchase of 30 units of ceiling fans, purchase of 200 units of energy saving bulbs for illumination in the Hostels and Camp environment.