NYSC DG allays corps members’ fears ahead 2019 election
The Director General, National Youth Service Corps ( NYSC ), Brig. Gen. Sule Zakari Kazaura, on Monday, assured corps members serving in Anambra State of adequate security ahead of next year’s general elections.
He said the Scheme was liaising with all security agencies in the state to guarantee maximum security of the corps members.
Kazaura who gave the assurance at the orientation camp in Umunya, Oyi local government area of the state, said the organization was also working with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure corps members carry out the national assignment unhindered.
“We are in touch with all the relevant security agencies to ensure corps members’ security is guaranteed. We’re also in an MOU with INEC. With these, I don’t envisage any problems,” he assured.
Kazaura who was in the state for inspection of camp facilities, expressed satisfaction with the sanitary conditions of the facilities, however said trip to the state was also to meet with the government over the speedy completion of the permanent orientation camp.
He noted that the post-service skill acquisition training which had posed a challenge to the scheme would soon be history with the establishment of skill acquisition centres across the six geopolitical zones in the country.
Underscoring the place of security consciousness and decent dressing among the corps members, particularly the female folks, the DG charged them to avoid unnecessary trips and to respect the culture and tradition of their host communities.
Earlier, the State coordinator, Aremu Kehinde, expressed optimism that the corps members would tap into the entrepreneurial spirit the average citizen of the state was known for to become self reliant after service.