Corps members who are in the habit of embarking on trips for every conceivable reason may have a rethink on such journeys as it may earn them sanctions.
The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-Gen. Zakari Kazaure, made this known during a visit to the Ekiti State orientation camp where he went to educate the corps members on the security implications of such trips
According to Kazaure, travelling out of camp or places of primary assignment without obtaining permission remained an offence.he said there were inherent dangers in playing with their health and security.
[penci_blockquote style=”style-2″ align=”none” author=””]“You all have to avoid night journeys and other unnecessary journeys for that matter. Remember that before you embark on any journey, the need arises that you first inform your immediate supervisors and obtain necessary permits.[/penci_blockquote]
The DG lamented that the standing rule of the NYSC is being repeatedly ignored in a manner that suggested that authorities had abdicated their roles of looking after the well-being as well as the welfare of the corps members.
“You all have to avoid night journeys and other unnecessary journeys for that matter. Remember that before you embark on any journey, the need arises that you first inform your immediate supervisors and obtain necessary permits.
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“A graduate is expected by the society to be above board. I, therefore, want you to please join hands with me to ensure that the tragic incident in Taraba is the very last of such,” he said.
Kazaure, who expressed deep regrets over the tragic death of nine corps members in Taraba State during the weekend, described it as a huge loss to him personally, and the nation in general.
The director-general who recalled undergoing the mandatory NYSC programme, over 30 years ago, called for a minute silence to honour the members who lost their lives.