NYSC Assures Safety & Health of Corps Members Nationwide

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Assures Safety and Health of Corps Members Nationwide, Says No Posting of Corps Members to Security Challenged Areas for Orientation Course.

The National Youth Service Corps has said no Corps Member would be deployed to any area that is facing security threat during its forthcoming 2021 Batch 'A' Stream Two Orientation Course.

It said the Scheme is in constant interaction with the security agencies and would therefore, not undermine the safety of any Corps Member.

NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim stated this today in his address at the opening ceremony of the 2021 Batch 'A' Pre-Orientation Workshop held in Karu, Nasarawa State.

"As the welfare and safety of Corps Members and Staff is part of the policy thrust of my administration, we shall work with relevant shareholders to evolve strategies for the protection of Corps Members and the enrire Camp community during the Orientation Course", the DG said.

He stated that the workshop would enable top management, collaborating partners and other critical stakeholders review the previous Orientation Courses with a view to improving the Scheme's performance in subsequent exercises.

Speaking further, Ibrahim said the Scheme has conducted Orientation Courses amidst the challenges of COVID-19 through strict adherence to all the safety protocols.

"We worked closely with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and State Ministries of Health in this regard", he said.

The Director-General thanked the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, and State Ministries of Health for their support and guidance which contributed immensely to the successful execution of the previous Orientation exercises.

He also extend profound gratitude to the Victim Support Fund under Lt Gen Theophilus Danjuma (Rtd) for its assistance to the Scheme, including the latest donation of sixty thousand COVID-19 test kits.

The NYSC boss equally appreciated the Nasarawa State Government for granting approval for the renovation of Magaji Dan Yamusa Orientation Camp in Keffi, augmentation of feeding of Corps Members and Camp Officials during Orientation Course.

Likewise, the Andoma of Doma Kingdom, Dr Ahmadu Aliyu Oga Onawo was appreciated for releasing 16-hectare farmland to the NYSC for cultivation, which will have positive effect on food security in the country.