Don’t accept ride from strangers: Brig.-Gen Fadah warns corps members

Director-General of NYSC, Brig.-Gen Mohammed Fadah

Director-General of NYSC, Brig.-Gen Mohammed Fadah

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), on Tuesday, cautioned corps members posted to Gombe State against accepting rides from strangers as a way of ensuring their safety.

The Director-General of NYSC, Brig.-Gen Mohammed Fadah, gave the advice at the temporary orientation camp in Amada, Akko Local Government Area of Gombe State, during the closing ceremony of the 2022 Batch ‘B’ Stream I Orientation Course.

Fadah said it was important for corps members to be security conscious at all times and avoid acts that could endanger their lives.

He listed some of the acts to include acceptance of rides from strangers, staying out late, attending night parties, visit dangerous places among others.

Fadah, who was represented by Mrs Ada Imoni, the NYSC State Coordinator, however, said the scheme was committed to ensuring the safety of all corps members.

He noted that the corps members have the responsibility of complementing the scheme’s efforts by not exposing themselves to danger.

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“The management remains committed to your security and general welfare. Accordingly, we are in constant liaison with security agencies and other stakeholders.

“This is with the view to ensuring your safety as well as addressing other essential needs for a fulfilling service year,” he said.

Fadah also warned against unauthorized journeys and night trips, adding that traveling at night would not only increase the risk of an accident but also make rescue difficult.

“You are, therefore, advised to always cut short your trips from six o’clock in the evening and pass the night at NYSC lodges, military barracks, and other locations officially designated as safe.

“Furthermore, you should board vehicles only at approved motor parks so as to avoid falling prey to criminals,” he said.

About 1,240 corps members, comprising 903 males and 337 females have been posted to various communities across the state for their primary assignments.

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