The NYSC Director-General warns youth corps members about local politics.
Brig.-Gen. Muhammad Fadah, Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has urged young people not to get involved in local politics during their service year.
On Tuesday, Fadah issued the warning at the conclusion of the 2022 Batch ‘B’ Stream I orientation course at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Girei, Adamawa.
The director-general, who was represented by the state’s NYSC Coordinator, Mr Jingi Denis, detailed involvement in local politics.
as a “no-go zone” for NYSC members
He advised the youth corps participants to integrate completely into their host communities in order to provide meaningful service to their fatherland.
“Respect your host community’s culture and general way of life.” “This is consistent with the scheme’s aims,” he added.
The NYSC director also encouraged the students to participate in personal and group Community Development Service (CDS) initiatives throughout their service year.
“I want you to maintain the spirit of patriotism, hard effort, and resilience; you will need these as you proceed in life,” he remarked.
He defined CDS initiatives as an essential component of the compulsory national youth service.
“It’s also vital to build on the skills you learned at camp by taking advantage of post-camp training and self-reliance opportunities.”
“We are working with financial institutions and other stakeholders to give start-up loans to corps members so they may establish their own enterprises,” he explained.
Fadah reaffirmed his commitment to upholding the dreams of the NYSC’s founding fathers.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), 1,500 youth corps members attended the orientation session in the state.
While addressing the 2022 Batch ‘B’ stream 1 during their ceremonial closure and passing out from the orientation course in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau on Tuesday, the director-general also admonished youth corps members to avoid local politics.
Fadah, who was represented by the NYSC Coordinator in Plateau, Mrs Rifikatu Daniel, also advised the youth corps members to respect their host communities’ culture and traditions.
He urged corps members to accept their postings to various local government areas in good faith, stating that the NYSC administration was collaborating with security agencies to guarantee members’ safety.
Mr Kingsley Bassey was named the best male youth corps member in camp, while Miss Esther Egbogbo was named the best female member, according to NAN.
Mr Amos Malgwi was named the best NYSC staff in camp, while Lance Cpl. Comfort Joseph was named the best non-NYSC staff in camp.