Yesterday, The Director General, National Youth Service Corps, (N Y S C) Brig. Gen. Suleiman Kazure implored Corps members in the North, to stop seeking for relocation adding that the north is now safe and no longer volatile.
According to him, more than 50 per cent of Corps members sent to the north usually seek relocation to other parts of the country because of fear of insecurity.
He said that the recent development was not encouraging the unity in diversity of the country for which the scheme is supposed to address.
Addressing the 2016 Batch B Stream 2 Corps members at the Niger state Permanent Orientation camp in Paiko, Paikoro local government of Niger state, Kazure urged the Corps members to keep an open mind and give the north a chance.
He was represented by the Director of Information Communication Technology (ICT), Mrs. Christy Ifeyinwa Uba said, “do not dwell on the negative things you have heard about the north, do not seek relocation.
“I want to assure you that the people of the north are peaceful and friendly. Keep an open mind and give it a chance and a trial. Your posting is not by mistake, stay here and make some impact on the people of the state’, she advised.
The DG thereby encouraged the Corps members to meet their state and local government coordinators in the event of any problems or challenges, while urging them not to take to the social media to address the issues.
“Lay your complaints to your state coordinator or local government coordinator; do not go to the social media to express yourself negatively. NYSC is a family and corps members are family members, we should be able to address our problems in house.”
In her address, the Niger state NYSC Coordinator, Mrs. Theresa Ibukun Arokoyo, said that efforts have been made to draw the attention of the state government to the need to actualize the speedy construction of the permanent orientation camp adding that they always face challenges of the security of their facilities after every orientation exercise.
She stressed the need for secure and structurally adequate facilities, highlighting that a positive action towards the realization of a befitting orientation camp will be appreciated.