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NYSC DG warns Corps members against misuse of social media

By Kanayo Umeh, Abuja
14 November 2022   |   7:30 am
Corps Members have been warned not to use social media to spread fake news but to promote national unity and integration, which was the basis for the establishment of the Scheme.

Corps Members have been warned not to use social media to spread fake news but to promote national unity and integration, which was the basis for the establishment of the Scheme.

The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Muhammad Fadah, gave the advice Sunday while addressing the 2022 Batch ‘C’ Corps Members at the Orientation Camps in Kebbi, Sokoto, and Zamfara States.

He advised corps Members to be security-conscious throughout the service year.

Fadah said the NYSC Management had made adequate provisions for their security and general welfare and went on to warn them against putting themselves in harm’s way.

“Avoid night travelling, lone movements, acceptance of free rides from strangers, and other risky engagements,” he added.

The Director General hinted about their impending engagement as INEC ad hoc personnel during the 2023 general elections and enjoined them to discharge their assignment with a high sense of responsibility.

“Please, play according to the rules of the game: abide by the electoral laws, and do not allow yourselves to be used by unpatriotic elements to compromise the credibility of the election,” he said.

In his remarks, the NYSC Zamfara State Coordinator, Muhammad Namalam Taura, said the 397 Corps Members registered in the Camp were well-behaved.

Welcoming the Director General in Sokoto, the Coordinator, Alhaji Muhammad Nakamba, informed him that Camp activities were going on smoothly.

In Kebbi State, the Coordinator, Alhaji Mustapha Mohammad, said all the Course participants were subjected to the COVID-19 test, which was conducted by NCDC officials in collaboration with the NYSC Corps Medical personnel.

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