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NYSC, Military, DSS, Police Collaborate To Guarantee Corps Members Safety

In his address, the Executive Governor of Katsina State, Malam Dikko Radda represented by his Deputy, Faruq Jobe, declared the orientation course held at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp located along Mani Road, Katsina, open. 


2024 NYSC Orientation Camp

 

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Brigadier General Yushau Ahmed, has announced that the Service is in touch with the Nigerian Military, the Department of State Service (DSS), the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), and other critical stakeholders to guarantee the safety of corps members deployed to all parts of the country.

Ahmed who was in Katsina State to welcome corps members deployed to the state for the 2024 Batch A Stream (2) Orientation Course, maintained that arrangements have been concluded to ensure the safety and security of corps members deployed across the country.

He explained that the service had written to the various sister security agencies, asking them for security in all the routes that corps members utilise to reach their various camps.

The DG pledged to continue sensitising corps members with security tips in the camp, to guide them on how to secure themselves.

He, therefore, urged corps members to respect the norms, values, and traditions of the host community they are deployed to.

 

“We have put in several measures even before the corps members are deployed to the camp. As of now, we have done with our registration where over 60 to 70 thousand corps members have been fully registered.

“Wherever we deem that a place is not secured, we will not send corps members to serve and we will continue to maintain that. The security of corp members will be guaranteed. For any flashpoint where insecurity is pronounced, we don’t send our corps members there.

 

“I am highly impressed with the good number of corp members here. They are able and good to go. My message to the corps Members is that let them listen to the instructions and ensure they are law-abiding citizens”, he noted.

In his address, the Governor of Katsina State, Dikko Radda, represented by his Deputy, Faruq Jobe, declared the orientation course held at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp located along Mani Road, Katsina, open.

Jobe, while urging corps members to feel free and be at home, revealed that Katsina is an NYSC-friendly State, assuring them of a conducive atmosphere throughout their service year.

He appreciated the contribution of corps members in the development of Katsina, especially in the area of community development service projects that bridge the manpower needs not only in schools but also, in the health care sector.

 

He, however, challenged them to live up to the standard already set by their predecessors for the progress and development of the state, and the nation in general.

He also urged them to shun cultism, political and religious intolerance, or any other form of anti-social behaviour during their stay in the camp, and throughout the service year.

“Our people are generally accommodative and receptive. In the course of this orientation exercise, you will be introduced to various issues bordering on good governance, national security, and development as well as the economy.

“You will also be exposed to aspects of culture, and tradition and prepare you for paramilitary exercise. This will adequately prepare your body and mind for effective and productive participation in the ongoing effort to accelerate national development. I therefore implore you to participate actively in all the orientation camp activities”, he added.

The opening/swearing-in ceremony held on Tuesday had in attendance, the former Director General of the NYSC, Brigadier General Maharazu Tsiga Retired where the State Chief Judge, Justice Musa Danladi Abubakar represented by Justice Kabir Shu’aibu administered the oath of allegiance to the corps members.

Earlier in her welcome address, the State NYSC Coordinator, A’isha Muhammad, revealed that a total of 1,410 corps members comprising 715 males and 695 females, were duly registered at the close of registration.

She added that about 355 camp officials comprising NYSC Staff, the Army, the police, the Civil Defence Corps, Man 0′ War, Red Cross personnel, nurses and camp hands from the host community are participating in the three weeks orientation course