Written by Williams ABAH

Accept posting in good faith, NYSC DG tells corps members

The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Major Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, has urged the 2019 batch 'A' corps members currently at the orientation camp to accept postings to places of primary assignment in good fate. 

Kazaure made the appeal during an assessment visit to the Dan Yamusa NYSC Orientation Camp in Keffi local government area of Nasarawa state.

The NYSC DG, represented by Victoria Okaku, director of Planning, Research and Statistics, advised the corps members to demonstrate genuine patriotism by accepting in good fate wherever they are posted and stop trying to lobby their posting to favour locations. 

He said the posting of corps members to places other than where they prefer was opportunity to learn and understand the culture of their host communities, appreciate and respect the cultural and religious diversity of Nigeria and contribute positively to the development of the communities. 

“One of the reasons for the orientation exercise is to get you mentally and physically prepared for the task ahead after the orientation exercise and after the service year. April 16, you will be posted to various places. Accept your postings in good fate. You did not ask God to bring you to Nasarawa state. 

“If you are here or any other state, your allocation is in that state. Just ask God for your allocation. And wherever you are sent to, go there and do the work happily and willingly. Nigeria needs your patriotic service for the next one year. Offer it willingly and passionately wherever you are posted to,” he said. 

Kazaure also urged the corps members to take the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development, SAED, training offered at the orientation camps very serious. 

According to him, the programme will assist them to lay a solid foundation for their future endeavours and give them the required knowledge on how to be self-reliant and become an employer of labour.

The NYSC boss also expressed happiness on the conduct of the corps members so far and their relationship with the military personnel in camp, while urging them to maintain the positive attitude and continue to obey all camp rules. 

Speaking earlier, Zainab Isah, NYSC coordinator in Nasarawa state, expressed joy at the visit and informed the DG that camp activities commenced immediately after the swearing in and the corps members have adapted to camp life in the orientation camp. 

She thanked the DG for his contribution to the completion and equipping of the new camp clinic. 

“Since commencement of the orientation exercise, we have had very few referrals to the FMC, Keffi. Most health cases have been managed successfully by the consultant in the camp. We thank you for your generous contribution in helping to complete the Dr. Mairo Tanko Al-Makura camp clinic. 

“We, however, continue to appeal for the construction of a bigger multi-purpose hall and hostels to accommodate more corps members,” she said

 

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