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NYSC director-general tasks corps members on dress code, regimented camp life

NYSC director-general Yusha’u Ahmed has called on corps members to adhere strictly to the scheme’s dress code and embrace regimented camp life.

• July 7, 2024
Brig.-Gen. Yusha’u Ahmed
Brig.-Gen. Yusha’u Ahmed

Brig.-Gen. Yusha’u Ahmed, director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has called on corps members to adhere strictly to the scheme’s dress code and embrace regimented camp life.

Mr Ahmed made the call on Saturday while addressing the 2024 Batch B Stream 1 corps members at the NYSC  temporary orientation camp, Iyana-Ipaja, Agege, Lagos.

He said, “You are representing the image of the scheme. Therefore, you must live up to expectations. Your dressing and appearance must conform to the NYSC dress code and the kits provided for the period.”

Mr Ahmed also urged the corps members to participate in all camp activities and to take all camp programmes seriously.

”There are about 12 skills that we sensitise the corps members during the orientation camp exercise, and we encourage them to pick a skill of their interest so that they can develop it and become independent.

“We are in collaboration with the Bank of Industry, Unity Bank, Access Bank and NNPC Foundation, amongst others, that are ready to provide grants and loans at no interest,” the NYSC director-general said.

Mr Ahmed, who expressed delight at the state of the camp, urged the corps members to be disciplined and practise the best hygiene to guide against cholera or any form of disease.

On posting corps members for primary assignments, Mr Ahmed urged all government establishments and private organisations to absorb and give them an opportunity to contribute their quotas to national development.

He warned the corps members against indulging in self-rejection, adding, “Sometimes corps members ask to be rejected or relocated, but we emphasise that they accept their postings in good faith, go there and give in their best.”

Mr Ahmed, who declared that the welfare and security of the corps members remained the scheme’s top agenda, warned them against embarking on unauthorised and night journeys.


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