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NYSC DG Says Members Won’t Become Targets for Insurgents in 2019
Kazaure who gave the assurance during a working visit to the NYSC 2018 Batch ‘C’ stream 1 orientation camp in Sagamu, Ogun on Tuesday, November 6, disclosed that the agency was working towards stopping corp members from being easy target for insurgents and disgruntled persons, NAN reports.
He further stated that the proposed scheme was already working in tandem with various security agencies to ensure peaceful proceedings at the election exercise across the nation, advising corps members to curtail illegal movements outside their areas of primary assignments.
The DG further revealed that accidents accounted for most cases of deaths involving corps members.
“I have told them that they must always be security conscious and mindful of happenings in their environments.
He added that the corp members be wary of security and odd movements around them.
“Your safety starts firstly by respecting the traditions of your host communities and being at peace with the people for which you’ve been called to serve.
He went on to offer advice to the members as he strongly moved against loss of lives of corp members a s recorded in previous times.
“Then you must always look out for one another and try to always move in groups. Unnecessary travelling should also be curtailed as this is not ideal of the NYSC scheme.
“At the elections, they must refrain from being partisan. As ad-hoc INEC staff, they must be neutral always and shun material or financial inducements from politicians for their own good and safety.
“I want to also state it here that no corps member will be used as ad-hoc staff in the volatile regions during the elections as their safety is of paramount concern to the scheme,” he said.