'Shun night parties, political activities' - NYSC warns new corps members

‘Shun night parties, political activities’ – NYSC warns new corps members

By Augustine Anioke, Abakaliki

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Ebonyi State, South-East Nigeria has warned corps members against attending night parties and political activities during the service year.

It also urged all corps members who are ending their orientation course today to cultivate the habit of hard work and shun drug abuse, cybercrime, illicit trafficking and advance-fee- fraud throughout their service year.

The NYSC Director- General, Professor Shuaibu Ibrahim, represented by the State Coordinator, Mrs Mercy Bamai Dawuda stated this in her address during the terminal parade/closing ceremony of the 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream II Orientation Course at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, old MacGregor college Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Dawuda said the whole of the orientation exercise went smoothly and orderly.

She warned the corps members to avoid risky behaviour both in their primary place of assignment and after their service year.

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“I advise you to avoid risky engagement such as staying out late at night; attending late night parties; visitation of dangerous places and accepting car ride from strangers. Do also remember that engagement in local politics of your host communities is a no go area for you.

“I also implore you to shun drug abuse, trafficking, cybercrime, advance -fee- fraud among other vices”, Bamai advised.

She encouraged them not to engage in local politics in their areas of assignment as it is against NYSC scheme.

The Coordinator urged employers and captains of industries not only to accept corps members but to also provide enabling environment to develop their potentials.

More so, the State Coordinator advised the corps members to ensure strict compliance to the Covid-19 protocols, security tips as they go to their primary place of assignment.

Dawuda appreciated Nigeria Government, Ebonyi State Government, Local Government Areas of Ebonyi State, Traditional Rulers and security agencies for the unwavering support given to NYSC during the orientation course.

Consequently, she thanked the corps members for their orderly manners during the course.

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