National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) may have ruled out the redeployment of
corps members posted to some volatile Northern states on account of security
threat in the region. The
Director General of NYSC, Brigadier General Brigadier-General Nnamdi Okore-
Affia dropped this hint yesterday in Kano while addressing Batch C corps
members at Karaye camp in Kano.
Gen. Okore-Affia said redeployment will based
on the rules and regulations of the NYSC, adding that consideration would be
based on health ground and marital status, including nursing mothers. Speaking
through the NYSC image maker, Mrs Bose Aderibigbe, the NYSC boss said “We have
been to Jigawa and Kano states and the earlier security tension there had been
we called on corps members to be ready to serve in any state they were posted
to. Gen. Okore-Affia, however, did not rule out the possibility of granting
request for redeployment of corps members who felt he/she was not secured in
his place posting.
urged corps members to engage themselves in skill acquisition that could make
them self employed after service year. Gen. Okore-Affia charged the the corps
members to abide by the culture and tradition of their host communities,
pointing out that the joy of every corps member is to leave a lasting legacy
for his host community through Community Development Services.
urging them to take seriously their primary assignment, he warned against
truancy and abscondment from service.
maintained that any corps member found wanting in this regard will be seriously
dealt with. His words, “Put in your best during your service year, make some
positive impacts on your host’s livelihood. Try your best to observe their
religious and cultural activities. Underline their dos and don’ts. Do not put
yourself in trouble by your way of dressing. Understand the meaning of ‘Baa
Shega’ (out of bounds),” he said.