BY NAJIBULLAHI ADAMU
The Director-General (DG) of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Fadah, on Friday, cautioned the 2022 Batch B Stream II corps members undergoing Orientation Course in Gombe State against engaging in cultism and drug abuse while on camp.
Fadah gave the charge during an on-the-spot assessment visit to the temporary orientation camp in Amada, Akko Local Government Area of Gombe State.
Fadah said the corps members were expected to stay off cultism, drug abuse and other social vices during their service year, adding” you must all live up to the mandate of adding value to the country.”
According to him, camp rules and regulations were not negotiable for all corps members, hence cautioning them against breaking any rules while on camp.
He also warned against using social media to promote issues that divide the country or widen the gap of hate.
“The mandate of the NYSC is to strengthen the unity of the country, this you must do by leveraging social media to promote unity and enhance national development.”
On the security of corps members, Fadah said the security and welfare of corps members remained top of his policy trust since his assumption into office as the 19th NYSC DG in the country.
According to him, the scheme had made adequate provision for the security of corps members while in camp and during their primary assignments, hence the corps members had nothing to be afraid of.
While expressing his satisfaction with the operations at the camp, the NYSC boss commended the camp officials and all the stakeholders in the state for their support of the welfare of corps members.
On her part, Mrs Ada Imoni, State Coordinator, NYSC, Gombe State commended the DG for always addressing issues aimed at enhancing the welfare and wellbeing of corps members in the state.
Imoni said the DG’s prompt response to challenges of the scheme in Gombe State had made it easier for them to “adequately attend to the needs of corps members and enhance their welfare.”
She pleaded for more support to help address the challenge of water supply, inadequate diesel and shortage of good mattresses for the comfort of the 918 registered corps members currently at the camp.