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NYSC DG cautions corps members against night journeys


The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig.-Gen. Yusha’u Ahmed, expressed concern over the loss of many corps members due to night journeys and warned against such risky behavior.

During a working visit to the Kaduna State NYSC temporary orientation camp on Tuesday, Ahmed emphasized the dangers associated with night journeys, urging corps members to prioritize their safety.

Ahmed stated, ‘I have harped on avoiding night journeys in every NYSC camp and forum I find myself; my first priority is the safety of your lives. If you decide to embark on a night journey, remember the dangers associated with it and rethink; your lives are precious to us too.”
He advised corps members to break up journeys if it gets late, find a place to sleep, and continue the next day.

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The DG highlighted factors contributing to accidents during night journeys, including unfamiliarity with roads and driving while tired.

He urged corps members to be security-conscious, emphasizing their role in securing their lives.

Additionally, Ahmed encouraged them to limit social media use to personal consumption and uphold values such as patriotism, diligence, loyalty, and respect for others’ culture and tradition.

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Addressing the corps members, Ahmed advised them to continue the regimentation they underwent during the orientation course beyond their service year, as it would contribute to their success in various endeavors.

Commending the camp officials and corps members for their orderliness and regimentation spirit, Ahmed reaffirmed his commitment to elevating the NYSC scheme.

The State NYSC Coordinator, Mr. Hassan Taura, outlined the various activities in the orientation course designed to mold corps members into disciplined and patriotic individuals capable of leading the country.

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Taura appealed to the DG for an improved operating environment and solutions to challenges faced in the orientation camp.

The event included cultural dances and cash donations to corps members who distinguished themselves in camp activities.

The corps members, belonging to the 2023 batch ‘C’ stream ‘1’, officially commenced the orientation course on November 7.