The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has warned Corps members about their choice of clothing and how they treat their corps uniforms. The warning was issued by Mr. Jingi Denis, the NYSC Coordinator for Adamawa State, during the swearing-in ceremony of the 2023 batch ‘B’ Stream 2 orientation course at Damare camp, located in the Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa.
Denis emphasized that individuals found guilty of violating these guidelines would face appropriate penalties. He urged the Corps members to acquaint themselves with the provisions outlined in the NYSC Act and the NYSC Bye-Laws and to conscientiously adhere to all stipulations.
“You are also enjoined to familiarise yourselves with the provisions of the NYSC Act and the NYSC Bye-Laws and religiously abide by all the provisions.
“Please don’t take any of the bye-laws for granted, as this may come to haunt you several years after your service year and even tarnish your future careers.
“Please do the right thing now and avoid any regrets in the future,” he said.
Furthermore, Denis urged the Corps members to treat their responsibilities seriously and actively engage in all camp programs and activities.
Governor Ahmadu Fintiri congratulated the Corps members on their successful graduation and deployment to Adamawa. Although represented by Dr. Edga Amos, his Chief of Staff, Fintiri underscored the scarcity of conventional employment opportunities and encouraged the Corps members to explore self-employment prospects offered by the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) Programme.
Fintiri described the Corps members as strategic collaborators in implementing the state’s people-centric policies, particularly in education, healthcare, agriculture, and rural development. He affirmed the state’s commitment to supporting the NYSC scheme in various aspects, including welfare and security.
He said: “I always regard you as our strategic partners in the execution of our people-oriented policies and programmes, particularly regarding education, healthcare, agriculture, and rural development.
Mr. Wali Yakubu, Chairman of the NYSC Governing Board in Adamawa, echoed the importance of adhering to camp regulations and actively engaging in all activities, especially those related to skill acquisition. He emphasized that embracing the program could potentially transform the Corps members into creators of employment opportunities rather than mere job seekers.
“This programme, when fully embraced, will make you job creators rather than job seekers,” he said