The acting Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Mrs Christy Uba, has urged corps members who may participate in the forthcoming elections to remain apolitical and neutral in their dealings.
She told them to take advantage of the election sensitisation programmes and training to gain knowledge.
Ubah gave the advice on Tuesday while addressing the 2022 Batch C, Stream 11 corps members at the NYSC Orientation Camp in the Wamakko Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
She urged them to be neutral, apolitical and patriotic, not to compromise, and to do the right thing during the election.
Ubah also appealed to politicians to protect the corps members and put them before their interests.
“Stay straightforward on issues, build bridges, and build relationships. You’re going to benefit from it later. It is one of the assets you’ll gather here, and it’s going to help you in the future,” Ubah said.
She said the forefathers in the NYSC scheme intend to enhance understanding, foster unity and integrate the citizens.
The acting DG expressed delight with the achievements of the scheme and attributed the outcomes to the efforts, contributions, and innovations of corps members toward unity and nation.
She also advised them to initiate impactful community projects and avoid insecurity-prone areas.
The acting DG also cautioned against the wrong use of social media, saying, “Don’t go to social media to report allowance issues; if caught, you’ll be sanctioned appropriately.”
Speaking earlier, the state Coordinator of NYSC, Mr Muhammad Nakamba, expressed satisfaction among NYSC members toward the general orientation courses, noting that they have been involved in camp administration.
Nakamba stated that all camp officials and collaborating bodies were performing their duties well and that all activities were progressing smoothly.