DG tasks corps members on skills

Members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) 2016 Batch ‘B’ Stream 2 cheering during their swearing-in and opening of the Orientation Course at Kubwa in Abuja on January 26, 2017. PHOTO: NAN

The Director General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-Gen. Sule Kazaure has urged Corps Members to pay more attention to skills acquisition programme for their own benefit during and after the service.

Kazaure gave the advised during his visit to 2016 batch ‘B’ corps members posted to Gombe State recently at Amada village in Akko local council area of the state.

He said presently the white-cola jobs are no longer available like before, hence the need for the corps members to attend the programme regularly to be well trained in various skills.

“What I want you to do is to pay attention to skills acquisition. Why I am saying this is that you are all aware that white-cola jobs are no longer available like before and I don’t want my children to be running around from one place to another looking for job that is not there”, he said.

He also advised them to respect culture and tradition of their host communities and to report any suspicious characters to security agencies. Kazaure called on them to avoid unnecessary journey and attending night party except in their lodge.

“When you are in your host community respect their culture and tradition; try and understand the do’s and don’ts of your host community and abide by it.

“If they don’t want to see you in miniskirts don’t wear that when you are going out, if they don’t want you to take alcohol outside so be it. If you want to take it, take it in your room”, he advised.

He further called on them to initiate projects that would add value to their host communities as part of the Community Development Service (CDS). State coordinator, NYSC, Gombe, Ibeh Chidube, thanked and appreciated the visit of the DG to Gombe.

He appealed to the DG to intervene in the provision of permanent orientation camp by the state government for effective running of the camp activities in the state.

He explained that the temporary site is secondary school and their activities are affecting the students while students sometime destroy some of the facilities before the next orientation programme.

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