May 23, 2024

Fadah warns corps members against involvement in local politics

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Akpan Umoh, Uyo

The 2022 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1 Corps Members have been warned to avoid the temptation of dabbling into local politics as they were posted to their places of primary assignment.

The Director-General (DG) of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Muhammad Fadah, gave the warning during the closing ceremony at the orientation camp, Ikot Itie Udung in Nsit Atai LGA in Akwa Ibom on Tuesday.

Fadah, who was represented by the State Coordinator, Mrs Chinyere Ekwe, urged the corps members to sustain the spirit of patriotism, hard work and resilience that they imbibed during the orientation course.

He charged the corps members to be security conscious at all times and steer clear of acts that could lead them to trouble, such as staying out late and attending night parties.

Fadah urged them to be good ambassadors of NYSC and be wary of acts that could spoil the image of NYSC, especially drug abuse and trafficking, cybercrime and advanced fee fraud.

“I enjoin you to perform your duties with diligence and be guided by the provisions of NYSC Act and Bye-Laws as well as workplace rules and regulations. 

“In keeping with the objectives of the scheme, you are expected to integrate into your host communities while also appreciating and respecting their cultures.

“I must, however, emphasise that engagement in their local politics is a no-go-area for you,” Fadah said.

The DG encouraged corps members to build on the NYSC Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) knowledge acquired to be self-employed.

He said the NYSC management would continue to liaise with financial institutions and other stakeholders to provide those willing to start up businesses with start-up loans to enable them actualise their business dreams.

Fadah warned corps members against using social media for ethnic jingoism and rumour paddling, rather they should use social media for self-improvement.

The DG urged them to avoid acts that could endanger their lives, such as staying out late, attending night parties, visitation of dangerous places and acceptance of car rides from strangers.

He said, “You can rest assured that Management remains committed to your security and general welfare.”

The director-general appealed to corps employers to accept corps members posted to them and make the necessary provisions for their welfare.

He urged corps employers to mentor corps members posted to them properly for them to develop their potential during their primary assignment.

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