Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier-General Johnson Olawumi announced that the Corps has suspended the posting of youth corps members to the North East states of Adamawa, Yobe and Borno due to the insecurity in the region, noting that anyone who wants to be posted or is serving in any of those states is on his or her own.
According to Olawumi, who spoke at the annual Management Conference of the NYSC taking place in Calabar, insecurity in the North East region has claimed the lives of many Corps members in the region making it inadvisable for young people to be posted there while insecurity persists.
The NYSC Director General stated that the annual Management Conference is an opportunity for top management and staff of the scheme to take stock and appraise critical operations of the scheme taking into cognizance its mandate and service charter.
“The Conference gives room for expressions of opinion and generation of new ideas with ultimate aim of surmounting whatever challenges that are facing the scheme”
He said the theme for this year’s conference, Evolving Dynamic Operational Strategies to Tackle present challenges in the NYSC is in tune with current security realities in the country and it is with the view to improving on the service delivery of the Corps.
“The NYSC scheme no doubt in the past 41 years has faced a lot of challenges including inadequate orientation camp facilities, non fulfillment of statutory obligation by some critical stakeholders and security issues it is therefore with a view to over coming these challenges that makes this year’s theme apt for the annual conference,” Olawumi said.
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