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NYSC orders strict enforcement of travel rules for Corps Members

NYSC orders strict enforcement of travel rules for Corps Members
Victor Akinkuolie,  Ado-Ekiti

The Ekiti State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mrs Emmanualla Okpongete, has ordered strict at the NYSCE enforcement of the scheme’s of the scheme’s regulations on movement of corps members within and outside their places of primary assignment during the service year.

The Ekiti NYSC boss said the regulation from the Director- General of the scheme, Brig. Gen. Shaibu Ibrahim, is aimed at helping the scheme curb fatalities through road accidents and violent attacks during the service year.

Okpongete handed down the order yesterday at the NYSCE Emure/Ise permanent orientation camp, during the official opening and swearing in ceremony of about 1,451 corps members of the 2019 Batch B, stream II,  deployed to the state.

While describing youths as the leaders of tomorrow, he stressed the need for them to make discipline their watch word, by focusing on several activities in the camp that would make them to be self reliant after their service year.

She disclosed that several programmes aimed at preparing the young graduates for national service and making them imbibe the ideals of the scheme, has been package for the three weeks induction programme.

“In order to facilitate the physical, moral and intellectual induction programme, the management of the scheme has engaged the services of seasoned personnel from the Nigerian Army, leadership training centres, the Nigeria Police, officials of the Red Cross, as well as skilled entrepreneurs  to train the corps members,” she said.

Speaking earlier, the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, represented by the Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Michael Awopetu, described the three weeks orientation course as one of the schemes specially designed to prepare the youths ahead of the service year before their postings to places of primary assignments.

Fayemi urged the corps members to participate actively in all the orientation courses aimed at equipping them for self-reliance and preparing them for a better future.

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