The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig-General Yusha’u Dogara Ahmed, on Friday, read riot act to the 2023 Batch ‘B’ Stream One prospective Corps members, saying anyone that violates the Scheme’s rules and regulations would be appropriately sanctioned.
The NYSC Director-General in a nationwide address to the 2023 Batch ‘B’ Stream One prospective Corps members on Friday advised them to familiarise themselves with the provisions of the NYSC Act and the NYSC Bye-Laws to have a successful service year.
General Ahmed also implored the prospective Corps members to draw guidance from their Oath of Allegiance for national service.
The Director General also advised them to sustain the zeal of patriotism throughout the Orientation Course and also serve as responsible role models throughout the period of their service year.
He urged the prospective Corps Members to embrace the four cardinal programmes of the NYSC, namely, the orientation, primary assignment, community development service and passing out/winding up activities to contribute their quota to national development.
“You must adhere to all camp rules and be obedient to the course officials. Let me also warn you that vices such as cultism and drug abuse are strictly prohibited on camp.
“For the avoidance of doubt, any violation of the dress code will attract appropriate sanctions as spelt out in the NYSC Act. I enjoin you to adhere to the official dress code for Corps members, and not only must you dress well, but also ensure you adorn the right kits for every occasion,” he advised.
The Director General said the opportunities of the orientation course, which would introduce them to the objectives and programmes of the scheme, include; leadership coaching, paramilitary drills, physical training and sensitization on topical national issues, amongst others.
“They are all designed to equip you for the tasks of the service year and I enjoin you to avail yourselves of this unique opportunity by participating actively in all the camp activities as they will go a long way in enabling you to realise your potential,” he said.