The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.- Gen. Yushau Ahmed, has advised corps members to avoid unnecessary journeys which could expose them to accidents, kidnap and other risks.

According to reports, the D-G gave the advice on Wednesday while addressing corps members and camp officials at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Iseyin, Oyo state.

He reiterated the commitment of NYSC management at ensuring adequate welfare and security of corps members in the country.

He also advised corps members to desist from requesting for unnecessary relocation to other states which could deprive them smooth service year experience.

The D-G urged them to actively participate in the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development(SAED) trainings adding that NYSC had partnered banks and notable foundations on interest-free loans for corps members with marketable skills and innovative ideas

“Before the commencement of orientation exercise, the security agencies have given us assurances that they are sending patrols and guards around the route to orientation camps to secure the prospective corps members coming for orientation programme.

“Since commencement of this Batch A Stream I orientation course, we have not recorded any security challenge.

“NYSC, with collaborative institutes, have organised technologically driven skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development trainings to make corps members self-reliance rather than job seekers.

“The trainings will ultimately transform them to employers of labour,” he said.

The NYSC Coordinator in the state, Mr Abel Odoba, commended corps members for the impressive and matured display of character since the commencement of the orientation exercise.

Odoba added that the corps members had been up and doing in all camp activities with maximum cooperation of camp officials and security agencies.

The state coordinator, however, solicited support of the D-G and other well meaning Nigerians toward the completion of a 5,000 capacity ultra modern multipurpose hall for the use of corps members during orientation course in the camp

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