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The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) said it was stepping up efforts to establish a trust fund.
The fund would be used to provide seed money to corps members after their years of service.
The program also said it was working to obtain a discount on flight costs for members of the corps.
That, the service says, is to enable them to embark on safer journeys during their years of service.
Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, its managing director, said Monday in Abuja, during his nationwide virtual address until 2021, batch “B”, component II, a body of body members.
Corps members are expected to complete the NYSC Orientation Course on September 21 and immediately begin their mandatory one-year national assignment.
They would be deployed to different institutions, organizations and other employers of the body, both in the public and private sectors for their main missions.
This is contained in a statement released shortly after the remarks by Ms. Adenike Adeyemi, NYSC Director, Program Press and Public Relations Unit.
The Director General reiterated the need for corps members to always seek clearance before leaving their assigned states.
Ibrahim said, “This would allow the NYSC Secretariats of State where corps members serve to track their movements and ensure their safety at all times.
“If you are going to travel, you have to be cleared. Write through your employer to the local government inspector and it will reach the state coordinator for approval.
“You have to be safety conscious and not put your safety at risk. Under no circumstances should you travel at night.
“Body members should not also board vehicles along the road. Your well-being is paramount to the NYSC.
“Do not board vehicles from unauthorized fleets and be sure to only use approved fleets to board your trip.
“The NYSC is working to obtain a discount on flight costs for corps members who wish to travel by air.”
The director general assured members of the corps that the regime is working diligently to enlist them all in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), for effective health insurance, as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He advised members of the body to make sure they receive COVID-19 vaccines, to protect themselves and others from the deadly virus.
Ibrahim said members of the body found guilty of demanding rejection from their employers for “greener pastures of assignments” would be punished according to NYSC regulations.
“Once you arrive at your main duty stations tomorrow, don’t pressure your employers to reject you.
“Don’t pressure anyone to change your assignment or request relocation. If they write to us that you instigated or forced them to reject you, you will be punished.
“As members of the Patriot Corps, you are expected to be willing to post wherever you have been posted and to add value to the community.
“No body employer is allowed to allow a body member to travel,” Ibrahim said.
The CEO urged corps members to be patriots in service to their homeland and to ensure that they add value to themselves, the NYSC and society.
“You’ve gone through the basics of the orientation course, take advantage and see what you can do for your homeland.
“Let the spirit of guidance live in you forever as Nigerians. National integration must be your watchword; we should be united as a country, ”he said.
Ibrahim warned body members against negative use of social media and urged them to always verify any information before sharing it online.
In addition, the director general instructed the members of the body to continue the post-camp skills acquisition training offered by the system.
He assured them that the program had partnered with the Central Bank of Nigeria, other commercial banks and the Leventis Foundation to support corps members with loans and training.