- The NYSC DG, Major General Suleiman Kazaure, said posting of corps members to places other than where they prefer was opportunity to learn other peoples' cultures
- Kazaure, therefore, urged corps members to accept their postings in good faith and make meaningful impact in their host communities
- The NYSC DG also charged corps members to take the skills acquisition training offered at the orientation camps very serious
Major General Suleiman Kazaure, the director general of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), urged the 2019 Batch A corps members currently at the orientation camp to accept postings to Places of Primary Assignment (PPA) in good faith.
Kazaure made the appeal on Tuesday, April 9, during an assessment visit to the Dan Yamusa NYSC Orientation Camp in Keffi local government area of Nasarawa state, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The NYSC DG, represented by Victoria Okaku, director of Planning, Research and Statistics, advised the corps members to demonstrate genuine patriotism by accepting in good faith wherever they are posted and stop trying to lobby their posting to favoured locations.
He said the posting of corps members to places other than where they prefer was opportunity to learn and understand the culture of their host communities, appreciate and respect the cultural and religious diversity of Nigeria and contribute positively to the development of the communities.
“One of the reasons for the orientation exercise is get you mentally and physically prepared for the task ahead after the orientation exercise and after the service year.
‘’April 16, you will be posted to various places. Accept your postings in good faith. You did not ask God to bring you to Nasarawa state.
“If you are here or any other state, your allocation is in that state. Just ask God for your allocation. And wherever you are sent to, go there and do the work happily and willingly.
“Nigeria needs your patriotic service for the next one year. Offer it willingly and passionately wherever you are posted to,” the NYSC DG said.
Kazaure also urged the corps members to take the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) training offered at the orientation camps very serious.
According to him, the programme will assist them to lay a solid foundation for their future endeavours and give them the required knowledge on how to be self reliant and an employer of labour.
“Don’t look down on that training. It is very important because the training will expose you to ways of excelling in whatever you.
“This training is a golden opportunity to lay a solid foundation for your future. Your knowledge base will never be the same if you give the training your maximum attention,” Kazaure said.
The NYSC DG, who also lauded the conduct of the corps members so far and their relationship with the military personnel in camp, urged them to maintain the positive attitude and continue to obey all camp rules.
Speaking earlier, Zainab Isah, NYSC coordinator in Nasarawa state, expressed joy at the visit and informed the NYSC DG that camp activities commenced immediately after the swearing in and the corps members had adapted to camp life in the orientation camp.
She lauded the NYSC DG for his contribution to the completion and equipping of the new camp clinic.
According to her, the clinic has gone a long way in reducing referrals to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Keffi because the clinic is now better equipped to handle more cases.
“Since commencement of the orientation exercise, we have had very few referrals to the FMC, Keffi.
“Most health cases have been managed successfully by the consultant in the camp. We thank you sir for your generous contribution in helping complete the Dr Mairo Tanko Al-Makura camp clinic.
“Also, on behalf staff and 2019 Batch A corps members in the state, I appreciate the NYSC DG for the recent relocation of the Man-O-War base to its new location with new gadgets.
“We, however, continue to appeal for the construction of a bigger multipurpose hall and hostels to accommodate more corps members,” she said.
Isah said that a total of 2114 corps members are currently in the camp, with 1050 males and 1064 females.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Philip Enaberue, the Sokoto state coordinator of the NYSC said no corps member was injured in an early morning fire incident at the NYSC orientation camp on Wednesday, April 4.
Enaberue said that the fire only affected a room housing 20 corps members while they were out for morning devotion.
He further explained that the fire incident was due to electrical sparks and was quickly put out within 10 minutes by military and other security personnel at the camp.
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