NYSC DG Assures Corp Members of Adequate Security
Written by Adekoya on June 10, 2019
The Director General, National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Shuaib Ibrahim has assured Nigerians that no Corp member will be posted to states where insurgency is prevalent in the country.
Brigadier Ibrahim gave the assurance at the opening of the 2019 Batch “B” pre-orientation course workshop held in Ikeja, Lagos.
He said that the scheme could not afford to post any Nigerian youth to security challenged states in the country for the one year mandatory National Service when their safety could not be guaranteed.
The NYSC boss however, noted that the scheme had made necessary arrangements to ensure that corp members serving across the country were safe and could reach out for help if their safety was threatened.
Brigadier Ibrahim however, appealed to the Lagos State government to expedite action on the construction of a permanent orientation camp for the scheme in the state.
He said that with Lagos State having the highest number of corp members in the country, it was high time the state have a befitting permanent orientation camp that would accommodate the high number of corp members being posted to the state every year.
In a remark, the deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat who represented Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the event assured the NYSC management that the state government would continue to support the scheme in achieving it’s mandate in Lagos state.
Governor Sanwo-Olu however, said that the Lagos State government would collaborate with the NYSC in the area of Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme in order to train more youths so that they could be employers of labour.
He explained that with the current realities in the country, it was important to expose more people to skills that would empower them to be able to make use of their hands and brain to create wealth in order to reduce the rate of unemployment in the country.
The highlight of the event was the cutting of a cake.
The NYSC dance troupe added colour to the event.