The Director General of National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) Brig General Muhammad Kaku Fadah has urged the 2022 Batch ‘B’ Stream 11 corps members to shun cultism, drug abuse and other social vices, he also told them to use the platform to promote national unity.
The DG stated this on Tuesday at permanent orientation camp at Wamakko, Sokoto State during the swearing in of 2022 Batch’B’Stream 11 corps members posted to Sokoto State.
Represented by the NYSC State coordinator Alhaji Muhammad Nakamba, Fadah also enjoined them to avoid using social media for spreading fake news, fueling hatred and other negative purposes but rather deploy the same for the promotion of national unity and development.
He implored them to be security conscious at all times and to report any suspicions, characters or activities around them to appropriate authorities.
He reminded them that Nigeria economy today is more skill based as white collar jobs are not easy to go by.
“I would like to remind you that white collar jobs are not readily available, therefore I encourage you to avail yourselves of the opportunities for self-employment offered through the skill acquisition and entrepreneurship development programme (SAED),” he added.
He noted that COVID19 pandemic is not yet over hence the need to adhere to preventive and safety measures put in place by the Nigeria centre for disease control (NCDC) urging them to avail themselves for COVID19 vaccination that would be administered on camp for those that are yet to be vaccinated.
He appreciates the support of Federal, State and Local Governments as well as security agencies, traditional rulers corps employers and other stakeholders especially in the areas of security and general welfare of corps members.
Earlier in his welcome address the State coordinator Alhaji Muhammad Nakamba enjoined the corps members to be disciplined saying camp life is regimental not designed to make them comfortable.
He maintained that Sokoto is safe but they have to play their roles to guarantee their safety throughout their stay in the state.
He further disclosed that Sokoto is one of the states that give utmost priorities to corps members welfare hence the payment of monthly allowances to the corps members.
The chief justice of the state justice Muhammad Sa’aidu Sifawa represented by the senior magistrate Junaidu Altine administered oath of allegiance to the 406 corps members comprising of 278 males and 128 females.