National youth service Corps Members have been advised to sensitize Nigerians on the non-pharmaceutical safety protocols of COVID-19 as they are deployed to their places of primary assignment.The Director-General of the scheme, Brigadier General Shuaibu lbrahim gave this advice to members, as they are deployed to places of primary assignment. He advised them to present themselves for COVID-19 vaccination with the assurance that there is nothing harmful with the vaccine.The Director general
stated this in a virtual address to Corps Members marking the end of the 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream One Orientation Course.
While re-emphasising the proper use of face mask, washing of hands, application of hand sanitiser and social distancing, he warned the Corps Members to be security conscious and avoid indulging in acts that can endanger their lives.
The DG admonished them not to board vehicles by the roadside, but rather go to designated motorparks in order to ensure their safety adding that the Scheme had partnered the Federal Road Safety Corps, both at its National Headquarters in Abuja and at the state level, including the transport unions on the need to provide roadworthy vehicles and other modalities that would ensure accident-free journey for Corps Members while travelling.He advised them to approach the military barracks, Corps Lodges, NYSC State Secretariats and palaces to pass the night whenever their journey is going beyond six in the evening.
The DG who stated that salaried jobs are scarcely available urged the Corps Members to take advantage of the NYSC platform to excel in life. He warned them against the misuse of the social media with an advice that they should always engage the channels of communication in the Scheme as he promised them prompt feedback.