NYSC: Be law abiding, DG tells corps members
The Director-General, Brigadier General Sulaiman Kazaure, has stressed the need for Corps members to be law-abiding wherever they find themselves.
He was addressing the 2017 Batch ‘A’ (Stream II) Corps members at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camps in Bauchi and Nasarawa States.
Kazaure reminded them that as graduates, who had been found worthy in character and learning, they were expected to behave as responsible citizens.
The Director-General enjoined them to respect constituted authorities at all times.
He told them that being Corps members does not confer on them any immunity against the law; adding that they should always be civil in their dealings with security agencies.
“Wherever you go, make sure you are in possession of your identity cards. When you get to any security checkpoint, identify yourself as a Corps member.
“No one is above the law. Even I, as your DG, submit myself for security checks,” he said.
Kazaure further advised them to always be security-conscious and to avoid unnecessary journeys.
The Director-General told the Corps members to appreciate and respect the cultures of their host communities.
Welcoming the Director-General at the Orientation camp in Bauchi, the State Coordinator, Mr. James Afolayan, told him that activities were progressing without hitch, adding that Corps members were showing interest in the Scheme’s entrepreneurship development programme.
Afolayan said the Secretariat had sustained efforts at keeping the camp utilities functional with generators being fueled to ensure regular power supply.
In Nasarawa State, the Coordinator, Mrs. Zainab Isa, conducted the Director-General round a comprehensive health care centre being built in the camp.
She said when completed, the facility would provide health care services to Corps members, staff and members of the immediate host community.