Volunteers in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who must spend a year in Taraba State have been warned to take safety precautions.
The 2023 Batch ‘B’ stream 2 corps members were sworn in on Friday at Sibre, the administrative headquarters of the NYSC orientation camp in the Ardo-Kola Local Government Area, where Governor Agbu Kefas provided the counsel.
The governor, through the Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Joseph Joshua, stated that one of the many goals of the NYSC programme is the pursuit of national unity.
As he explained it, “one of the major objectives of this scheme is the promotion of national unity and integration; hence, your deployment away from your states of origin.”
In addition, he said, “I want to strongly advise you to be security conscious at all times and to report any suspicious characters or activities around you to the appropriate authorities.”
He urged them to let the oath of allegiance they swore earlier guide their actions throughout the year of duty.
In addition, he urged them to read the NYSC Act and the regulations carefully before reporting for service.
The state NYSC coordinator, Anthony M. Nzoka, recently encouraged the corps members to use the SAED (Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development) programme to acquire skills that will help them become successful business owners after their service is complete.
If they put their newfound knowledge to good use, they won’t feel the need to hop from office to office after their mandatory service year has ended in favor of more prestigious white-collar positions.
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