Corps Members charged to shun advocates of disintegration
A call has gone to National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members across the country to turn deaf ears to those advocating the disintegration of Nigeria.
The Taraba State Coordinator of the NYSC, Anthony Nzoka, who yesterday made the call at the 48th anniversary of the Corps, said rather than aligning forces with those calling for the division of the country, Corps members should be at the forefront advocating the country’s unity.
He said despite the challenges currently bedevilling the country, Nigeria remained better as a single entity, hence the need for advocates of division to drop their quests and work for her unity.
Nzoka, who wants Corps members to stand against splitting up the country, said, “in the past three weeks, you have come together from different parts of the country, co-habited harmoniously and worked for the common good.
“The truth remains that we are better off as one indivisible people. So, let’s resolve never to allow ourselves to be consumed by our differences. Let us, therefore, as youths who have a greater stake in this country, shun the campaign for division, disintegration and crisis in our dear country.”
He said: NYSC, in its 48 years of existence, had helped in no small measure in ensuring national integration and development, emphasising that the scheme had played significant roles in uniting Nigerians, irrespective of tribe, religion and political affiliations.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has advised Corps members to guard themselves against cybercrimes and never post personal identification information or save their passwords online.
Speaking while presenting the items to the FCT Camp, yesterday, Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, represented by NCC’s Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, noted that technological advancements have contributed immensely in making life easier in many ways, although new types of risks like Cybercrime and e-fraud have equally emerged.
He said: “The commission advises all consumers not to open emails not familiar to them, never to post personal identification information online or save passwords online. Note also that your bank will never ask you for your personal details via the Internet. In the event of any unfortunate circumstance leading to infiltration of your personal platforms, please contact your bankers immediately to freeze your account and also inform your mobile service provider for further actions.”
The Commission also donated 100 mattresses worth over an N1m to the scheme, to cushion the impact of losses they incurred after the EndSARS protesters destroyed and looted valuable camp facilities, including mattresses, electronics and computers worth millions of naira at the Permanent Orientation Camp in Kubwa, Abuja.
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