Insecurity: NYSC Director General assures corps members of safety
May 2, 2018
The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Zakari Kazaure, has assured corps members posted to Taraba that the government has put adequate measures to ensure their safety.
Kazaure gave the assurance on Wednesday in Jalingo during a visit to the 2018 Batch A’ Corps members currently in camp for orientation programme.
Represented by the Director of Administration and Management, Alhaji Habibu Kurawa, the DG said that NYSC would do everything within its capabilities to ensure the safety of corps members, especially during the 2019 general elections.
“I can assure you that we don’t wait till the election before working for the security of corps members.
“We have put in place measures to ensure that your accommodations are well guarded and officials on ground have instructions to collaborate with the relevant security agencies in your respective places of primary assignments.
“Let me however warn you that you are posted to go and serve and not to go and evangelize.
“Your concern should be to serve and not to go and indoctrinate your host communities, conversion of souls should not be your primary concern,’’ he said.
The DG urged the corps members to conduct themselves well and be good ambassadors of their states, tribes, schools and to their host communities.
“The society expects a lot from you and so you must work hard to live up to expectations, by consistently remaining responsible and productive.
“Avail yourself of the opportunities in the state to build yourself for self-sufficiency after your service year, rather than looking for non-existing white collar jobs where people will end-up exploiting you,” he advised.