The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,600 Corps Members to Ondo State for the 2023 Batch “C” Stream I orientation exercise.
Simeon Bankole, Public Relations Officer, NYSC Ondo State, made this known in a statement on yesterday.
The NYSC Ondo State Coordinator, Mrs. Victoria Nnenna Ani pleaded with the prospective Corps members not to embark on night journeys as they proceed to orientation camps across the country.
Ani said that the management of the scheme in all its formations nationwide has embarked on aggressive sensitisation and advocacy against night journeys as NYSC values the lives and welfare of Corps members.
“I wish to reiterate the commitment of NYSC management about the security and welfare of members of the service corps. To this end, the Scheme is appealing to parents, guardians and road unions to discourage our vibrant youths mobilised for national service from travelling after 6 pm as we have longer night that day” she said.
She said the managers of the scheme in Ondo State has visited road unions such as National Union of Road Transport Workers NURTW and Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria RTEAN to sanction their members who wanted to maximise profit at the expense of the precious lives of the patriotic Nigerians.
“The media is a special stakeholder to the Scheme since her establishment a little over 50 years ago and I still want to request for the maximum support of the media to ensure that this very important information gets to the intended audience swiftly. The Press has done it in the time past and I am confident that you will avail us your services again and again,” she appealed.
On the level of preparations towards hosting the prospective Corps members, the administrator said that her office has visited all the security agencies in the state as well as paramilitary organisations to help beef up security in all roads leading to the camp in Ikare-Akoko and she has been assured of maximum security for not only those that are deployed to Ondo State but equally those that would be passing through the territory of the Sunshine State.
Speaking on the state of the facilities at the camp, the NYSC Coordinator said that they have put in place facilities and infrastructures that will make the prospective corps members to enjoy their three weeks orientation course.