By Adejumoke Alebiosu
Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, NYSC Director-General, has advised prospective corps members to utilise the opportunities of the service year to uphold national unity and preach peaceful co-existence among Nigerians.
He said the NYSC Scheme was established for the promotion of national unity and integration.
Ibrahim stated this recently while addressing the 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1 prospective corps members during his visit to NYSC Plateau State Orientation Camp in Mangu, Plateau State.
The DG also urged them to use the service year to build teamwork and preach against Nigeria’s break-up.
‘Take advantage of the orientation course to foster unity, national integration and peaceful co-existence. NYSC was established to promote national unity and the scheme will continue to live up to its mandate,’ He said.
Speaking further, lbrahim appealed to the prospective corps members to respect dignity of labour, have vision for excellent performance and drive it with passion.
‘Avoid cutting corners, respect the law, do the right thing and maintain good integrity. Avoid cybercrimes, drugs and don’t allow any of your actions today haunt you tomorrow,’ He warned.
General Ibrahim advised the prospective corps members to be security conscious and adhere strictly to the security tips given to them in the camp by not exposing themselves to danger. He also advised them against wrong usage of the social media.
‘Don’t travel at night, avoid boarding vehicles by the roadside and don’t take chances,’ DG stated.
During the visit, a minute silence was observed in memory of the five prospective corps members that died recently in an auto-crash along Abaji/Kwali on their way to report at the Orientation Camp in Katsina State.