NYSC DG Cautions Corps Members On Use Of Friends As Next Of Kin
By Nedum Noble
The Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Sule Kazaure has caution corps members to be thorough and careful while filling any form required of them during their service year.
Kazaure who gave the advice on Monday during a visit to the Anambra state orientation camp in Umunya, frowned at those who use their friends as next of kin while filling their forms, insisting that the next of kin must be their parents or siblings.
Represented by the Director, Corps Welfare and Inspectorate, Mrs. Josephine Okonghe, the DG explained that it would be easier to get back to those whose next of kin were their close relation than those with friends in case of any eventuality.
He also urged them to always be security conscious throughout their service year, just as he advised them to curtail their journeys and expenses.
“You must be security conscious at all times, particularly the female folk among you who are always the prime target. You must be careful with the kinds of friends you keep.
“Your security has always been our priority. We detest carrying your remains home for burial, that is why we want to deliver you back to your parents even better than you came,” he stressed.
While enjoying the corps members to take their service year seriously,
the DG further challenged them to impact their host communities through embarking on projects, promising of the Scheme’s support.
Kazaure also commended the state Coordinator, Ebenezer Oluwale and other camp officials, as well as the security operatives for the peaceful and smooth coordination of the camp, calling on the corps members to reciprocate the gesture by being of good behaviour.