The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Yusha’u Dogara Ahmed, has urged Corps Members to ensure that they leave good footprints in their host communities before they end their service year.
He advised them to initiate and execute good projects that would improve the well-being of their hosts.
The DG stated this while addressing Corps members during his visit to the NYSC Bayelsa State Permanent Orientation Camp in Boro, Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the state, as well as those at the Delta State Orientation Camp in Isele-Uku.
He added that one of the four cardinal programs of the Scheme, the Community Development Service (CDS), was designed to improve the standard of living for the public.
General Ahmed also tasked the Corps members with being security conscious at all times and enjoined them not to indulge in anything that could expose them to danger.
‘You must be security conscious at all times. Avoid late-night movements and don’t travel at night. Avoid lone movements and don’t board vehicles by the roadside. If you are traveling, go to designated motor parks.
When traveling, once it is six in the evening, break your journey and pass the night in any military or police barrack, Corps Lodge, NYSC formations, or other safe places”, he said.
The NYSC Bayelsa State Coordinator, Mrs. Obiageli Okpalifo, informed the Director General that the general conduct of the Corps members has been impressive.
She added that all 1,159 registered Corps members, made up of 576 males and 583 females, in conjunction with the concerted efforts of the diligent camp officials, have made all activities very seamless.
NYSC Delta State Coordinator, Mr. Olusegun Alao, informed the DG that the synergy between the entire camp officials and the cooperation of 1,905 Corps members, consisting of 891 males and 1,014 females, have been tremendously impressive.