The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Y.D. Ahmed, has urged the 2023 Batch ‘C’ Stream One corps members to ensure that they develop their various host communities with projects that would improve the standard of living of the residents.
He said Community Development Service (CDS) is one of the four compulsory cardinal programmes of the scheme that every corps member must actively participate in before being considered fit to collect the certificate of national service.
Gen Ahmed stated this today while addressing corps members during his visit to NYSC Sokoto and Kebbi State orientation camps.
He appealed to corps members to study the needs of their host communities and obtain approval from NYSC before embarking on any project.
“Source for funds to execute projects within your host communities. Note that it is an offence to sponsor projects with your monthly allowances.
Please don’t accept free rides from strangers. Go to approved motor parks and board vehicles whenever you are travelling.
“Follow the security lectures you were exposed to in camp anywhere you are posted, and ensure you don’t expose yourselves to danger,” he said.
The Sokoto State Coordinator of NYSC, Alhaji Yakubu Yaro Usman, in his remark, described the corps members in the Wamakko camp as law-abiding and dutiful.
In a similar vein, the Kebbi State coordinator, Mrs Okolo Aghata Banki, said a total of 154 camp officials, comprising NYSC staff and personnel from other collaborating agencies, are working in synergy.
She said a total of 1,088 corps members were registered at the camp.
She added that the security and general well-being of all corps members in the camp remain top priorities.