NYSC cautions corps members against negative use of social media
A’Ibom coordinator charges participants on service
Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu lbrahim, has cautioned corps members against negative use of the social media.
He urged them to use social media to promote national unity and integration and be careful with the type of information they transmit online.
lbrahim stated this yesterday in a virtual address to corps members marking the end of the 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream One orientation programme.
“Be careful on what you post on social media. Be of good conduct and don’t cut corners. You are the leaders of this country. Avoid cybercrimes, shun drugs, work hard, pursue your dreams with passion and commitment and the sky will be your limit, Ibrahim admonished.
He also advised corps members to approach military barracks, Corps Lodges, NYSC state secretariats and palaces to spend the night whenever their journeys went beyond 6:00p.m.
He said the scheme had partnered the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), at its National Headquarters and state level, including transport unions on the need to provide roadworthy vehicles and other modalities that would ensure accident-free journey for corps members while travelling.
Ibrahim, who admonished them not to board vehicles on the roadside, but go to designated motor parks to ensure their safety, also warned them to be security conscious and avoid indulging in acts capable of endangering their lives.
BESIDES, NYSC Coordinator in Akwa Ibom State, Mrs. Chinyere Ekwe, has tasked 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1 corps members to ensure that they add value to their employers and contribute to development of the host communities during the service year.
She gave the charge, yesterday, during the passing out parade at the Permanent Orientation Camp, Ikot Itie Udung in Nsit Atai Council.
She enjoined the corps members to make good use of the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme initiated to provide additional skills set for them to be self-reliant.
Ekwe added that the SAED programme was designed to equip corps members in various skills acquisition to make them self-reliant and sustain themselves after the service year.
“Accept their postings in good fate. Settle down and work towards adding value to your employers and the transformation of your host communities through the Community Development Service (CDS),” she told the corps members.
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