The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig.Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, on Monday, warned against lobbying done by corps members to get rejected during postings, adding that the orientation course was germane to the operations of the NYSC Scheme.
Ibrahim made this disclosure during his virtual address to 2021 Batch B Stream II Prospective Corps Members and Camp Officials nationwide.
According to him, the essence of the NYSC is for national unity and integration.
“Corps members must not lobby to be rejected when posted to their places of primary assignment after the orientation course.
“Choose and execute viable projects in your host communities in order to leave lasting legacies. Meet men and women of goodwill to sponsor projects.
“Remember, you are not to use your personal funds to carry out projects either individual or group,” he said.
He added, “In order to win award, Corps members must not relocate out of their original state of deployment.”
While commenting on Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Programme, Ibrahim encouraged them to respect the dignity of labour by taking the programme seriously.
He said, “Ex-corps members and those serving have done a lot under the SAED Programme and are still doing well with the various skills set.”
Also speaking, Abraham Meshach, with state code BO/ 21B/1126, who is also the Corps Camp Director of NYSC Borno State, camping in Katsina, in his vote of thanks, assured Ibrahim of good conduct, adding that Prospective Corps members Nationwide would not drag the good name of the Scheme in the mud