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NYSC won’t post corps members to unsafe areas – DG


The National Youth Service Corps has assured parents and guardians that their wards would not be posted in unsafe areas.

The Director-General of the NYSC, Brig-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, stated this at a journalists’ colloquium with the theme “The role of the media and NYSC in nation-building and cohesion” in Abuja on Friday.

The NYSC, which is in its 48 years of existence, is facing calls for its scrapping on the grounds of the increasing insecurity in the country.

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But DG of the scheme assured corps members of their safety, adding that security agencies have been deployed in lodges of corps members to ensure their protection.

“The posting of corps members is done in collaboration with the security agencies who would have advised on the areas to go and the areas to avoid. When those areas to avoid are mentioned corps members are not posted there.

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“Corps members are only posted to areas that have been adjudged safe and as advised by the security agencies. A lot of interactions and meetings go on between the management of the scheme and security agencies before corps members are posted and they are only posted to areas that have been adjudged as not challenged.

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“Everyone is aware that security agents are posted to man all the areas where the corps lodges are situated, including the lodges of National Association of Catholic Corps Members, NIFES and others.

“All these lodges are being protected by security agencies,” Ibrahim who was represented by the Director of Press and Public Relations in the NYSC, Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi said.