Do not keep late nights - NYSC DG advises corps members

Do not keep late nights - NYSC DG advises corps members

- Corps members have been advised by the NYSC DG, Brig Gen Zakari Sule Kazaure, not to keep late nights at their PPA’s

- He also commiserated with the corps members, NYSC and camp officials on the death of the female corps member in the Kwara camp

- Kazaure expressed optimism that compensation would be paid to the family of the deceased corps member

Brig Gen Zakari Sule Kazaure, NYSC director-general, has advised corps members against keeping late night in their places of primary assignment, NAN reports.

The director-general gave the advice on Sunday night, April 29, when he visited the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp at Yikpata, Edu local government area of the state. gathers that Kazaure also admonished the corps members to also travel during the day and shun night journey whenever they wished to travel, adding that they should seek permission from the relevant authority before embarking on such journey.

Kazaure said his visit to the camp was to commiserate with the corps members and the camp officials, on the death of a female corps member, Miss Amadi Ichechukwu, last Thursday, April 26.

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Ichechukwu, from Rivers state, had a knee dislocation during ”Tug of War” at the orientation camp and was rushed to the University Teaching hospital, Ilroin where she was pronounced dead.

Kazaure urged the corps members to take advantage of the various skill acquisition programmes during the orientation for them to be able to start a business after the service. According to him, white-collar jobs are no longer readily available for corps members after completing their service, hence the need for them to take the skill acquisition programme very serious.

He commiserated with the corps members, NYSC and camp officials on the death of the female corps member and prayed God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.

Speaking with journalists later, the director-general said all corps members mobilised for national service had life insurance policy. He, therefore, expressed optimism that the federal government would pay compensation to the family of the deceased corps member.

The director-general, however, said it was the responsibility of state governments to provide and maintain facilities at the various orientation camps across the country. He appealed to Kwara Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed to assist in uplifting the facilities at the Yikpata camp.

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Recall that previously reported that Senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki visited NYSC members serving in Kwara state on Sunday, April 29.

Saraki was in the camp to commiserate with the NYSC members over the death of a female corps member identified as Miss Hilda Amadi Ichechukwu, recently.

According to the Senate president, one of his major priorities in office is to understand the needs of young people and ensure that the Senate in its capacity, strengthens the institutions that enhance their capacity.

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