NYSC DG Urges Corps Members On Integration In Host Communities

National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, wants corps members to respect the culture and traditions of their host communities.

Addressing members of the 2019 Batch A, Stream One at the Osun State NYSC camp, Ede, NYSC Director General, Major General Sule Kazaure advised them to do away with any misconceptions and misinformation hitherto heard about people of their host communities.

Represented by the NYSC Director of Audit, Mr. Leke Abiodun, the Director General noted that all Nigerians had similar traditional practices with little difference in food, dialect and some aspects of ways of life.

He said, as true Nigerians and the future leaders of the country, the service year was an advantage for them to understand and benefit from the much talked-about unity in diversity of the Nigerian people.

The NYSC Director General also advised them to take seriously, the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurial Development programme, SAED, going on at the camp, which he said is meant to introduce them to self-reliance and entrepreneurship.

Major General Kazaure cautioned them against indiscriminate and reckless traveling during the service year.

Earlier, the NYSC coordinator in Osun State, Mr. Emmanuel Attah, announced that a total of 261 corps members posted to the state, were given instant relocation based on ill heath, being pregnant and nursing mothers.

According to the state coordinator, 65 of those given redeployment letters were relocated because they were nursing mothers and pregnant women while 196 were redeployed based on health grounds.

He however said those redeployed on health grounds were initially given primary treatment in the camp before they were sent home.

Adenitan Akinola

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