Corps members sent to Delta State will not be deployed to any of the violence ridden local government areas, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) state coordinator, Mr Omotade Benjamin, has said.
Mr Benjamin who made this known Tuesday, during the closing ceremony for Batch ‘A’ corps members held at the orientation camp on Tuesday, said this followed incessant unrest in Warri-Southwest and Udu local government areas. He said they will not be deployed there for their safety.
He said that the decision was reached by the State Board of NYSC as a result of the on-going internal crisis in those areas.
“This time we will not be deploying corps members to Warri-Southwest and Udu local councils because of the prevailing situation in those areas.
“The NYSC board decided that until the internal crises are resolved in those areas, they will not have corps members to serve in those communities,” he said.
Benjamin, however, assured that the non-deployment of corps members to those areas will not affect the entire local government areas, citing that “we will only deploy corps members to communities in those areas where there is relative peace.”
On his part, the Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, represented by the Commissioner of Higher Education, Jude Sinebe appealed to corps members to avoid frivolous journeys during their one year service.
He further charged security agencies to prioritize security of corps members in the state.