By Mohammed kaka Misau, Bauchi
Corps members have been warned to avoid wrong doings wherever they find themselves as they have no immunity from legal consequences.
The Director-General of the NYSC, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Fadah gave the advice on Tuesday at Wailo, Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi state, during the closing ceremony of the Batch B Stream 1 orientation course for National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members deployed to the state.
The DG who reminded the youth corps members that their membership of the service corps does not confer on them immunity from the legal consequences of any wrongdoing, enjoined them to continue to be law-abiding and serve as role models to the younger ones.
Represented by the state NYSC Coordinator, Alhaji Namadi Abubakar, the DG appealed to employers to accept corps members posted to their establiments and make necessary provisions for their welfare.
He also urged the employers to mentor the corps members to enable them develop their potentials.
The DG while urging other stakeholders, including state and local government authorities as well as traditional rulers, to give necessary encouragement to the corps members, reiterated the scheme’s warning against unauthorised journeys and night trips.
He added that, “travelling at night will not only increase the risk of accidents, but also make rescue effort difficult in terms of dangers.
“You are therefore advised to always cut short your trips from six o’clock in the evening and pass the night at NYSC Lodges, military barracks and other locations officially designated as safe”, he said
Fadah who appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for its untiring support for the Scheme, also Commended states and local governments, security agencies, the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, NCDC, traditional rulers and other stakeholders for their support over the years.