The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has warned corps members against speculating on issues affecting the corps.
Hajiya Alidat Abdulwahab, NYSC Coordinator in Niger, gave the warning during the closing ceremony of the 2023 Batch B, Stream 2 orientation course on Tuesday in Paiko.
Abdulwahab advised the corps members to rather visit the scheme website, social media platform and other official channels for clarification.
“You should sustain the spirit of patriotism, serve humbly and selflessly and focus on what to do to better the lives of people of your host communities,” she said.
Abdulwahab advised the corps members to accept their posting in good faith and discharge their duties with diligence as contained in the NYSC Act and Bye-Laws.
She also advised the corps members to integrate into their host communities as well as respect its culture without meddling in their local politics and undertake personal and group Community Development Service Projects.
She urged them to be security conscious at all times, adding that the scheme was liaising with security agencies and critical stakeholders to ensure their safety.
In his address, Gov. Umaru Bago of Niger said that the state government was aware of the challenges of facilities in the camp and assured of addressing them soon.
Bago, represented by Alhaji Yahaya Gulbin-Boka, the state Commissioner for Youth and Sport, said government would leave no stone unturned towards ensuring the safety of corps members in the state.
He urged the corps members to support the state toward bettering the lives of the people in the areas of education, health, agriculture, environmental sanitation and immunisation campaign.
He said he had given order for the recognition and rewarding of corps members who distinguished themselves in selfless service during their service year.