Unauthorized Journey is not allowed : NYSC Warns Corps Members Amidst the Security Challenges Facing Nigeria
Written by admin on August 3, 2022
The National Youth Service Corps NYSC has warned corps members not to embark on any unauthorised journeys during their service year.
The Director General of NYSC, Brigadier General Muhammad Fadah, according to a statement by its Director (Press and Public Relations), Eddy Megwa, issued the warning on Tuesday while addressing 1,468 corps members at NYSC Zamfara, Kebbi, and Sokoto State Orientation Camps.
The NYSC boss said if they were to travel a long distance, they should break their journey when it is 6pm and spend the night in safe places like military barracks, NYSC secretariats and corpers lodges, among others.
He said , “We love you and we want you to stay safe. Don’t travel without permission. If it is compulsory that you travel, try and get permission from National Youth Service Corps, because if you travel without permission, NYSC will penalise you.
“You have to be security-conscious and beware of the people you associate with.”
The DG warned the corps members to avoid cultism, drug peddling, drug abuse and other social vices that could lead to lifelong regrets.
“Try and obey every constituted authority wherever you are posted to. During elections, you must abide by the electoral laws and anyone that violate the electoral laws wound be sanctioned”, he added.
Recall that: The National Youth Service Corps on Saturday mourned a corps member, Eunice Igweike, said to have been killed while travelling to the NYSC orientation camp in Sagamu Ogun State.
Igweike, a 2022 Batch B corps member, graduated from the Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State.
The NYSC Director (Press and Public Relations), Eddy Megwa, noted in a statement that security agencies were working round the clock to unravel the circumstances surrounding Igweike’s death.
He said the attention of the NYSC management was drawn to an online publication doing the rounds on social media.
Megwa stated, “To put the issues raised in proper perspective, the scheme indeed lost a prospective corps member by name, Miss Eunice Chioma Igweike, who set out for NYSC permanent orientation camp, Sagamu, Ogun State, having been deployed to the state for the national service under the 2022 Batch B service year.
“A call by her elder brother to the National Youth Service Corps on July 20, 2022 reporting that he had not been able to reach her sister on phone since her departure to NYSC Ogun camp from Aba, Abia State, prompted the scheme to contact the security agencies to know her whereabouts. Sadly, on Thursday, July 21 2022, her remains which were intact, and not mutilated as reported in the media, were recovered along Sagamu-Imota Road and deposited in the morgue.
“The NYSC feels highly diminished by the death of Eunice Chioma Igweike, a promising young Nigerian that would have been a great ambassador of her family, contributing her quota to nation building. The Director-General NYSC, Brigadier General Mohammed Fadah, management and the entire members of NYSC family commiserate with Igweike Family on the demise of the young lady.’’
The statement also indicated that in the same vein the scheme extended condolences to the Ohafia community, the government and people of Abia State over the death of the corps member.’’