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NYSC DG Assures Taraba Corp Members of Safety

NYSC DG Assures Taraba Corp Members of Safety

The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Brigadier General Zakari Kazaure has assured corps members posted to serve in Taraba State that adequate measures have been put in place to ensure their safety.

Kazaure gave the assurance on Wednesday in Jalingo while visiting the Corps members in camp for orientation program.

Represented by the Director of administration and management, Alhaji Habibu  Kurawa, the DG said that the corps is aware that this was a political year leading up to general election hence, it has put in place measures to ensure the safety of each corps member posted to the State.

“I can assure you that we don’t wait till the election before working for the security of corps members.

“We have put in place measures to ensure that your accommodations are well guarded and officials on ground have instructions to collaborate with the relevant security agencies in your respective places of Primary Assignment to offer all you need for your safety and necessary contacts.

“Let me however warn you that you are posted to go and serve and not to go and evangelize. Your concern should be to serve and not to go and indoctrinate your host communities. Conversion of souls is not your concern”, Kazaure assured.

Kazaure urged the corps members to conduct themselves well and be good ambassadors of their states, ethnic groups, schools and civilized communities to their host communities.

He further told the corps members that, “The society expects a lot from you and so you must work hard to live up to expectations, by consistently remaining responsible and productive. Avail yourself the opportunities in the state to build yourself for self-sufficiency after your service year, rather than looking for white-collar jobs where people would end up exploiting you”.

Some of the Corp members who spoke to our correspondent said that the assurances have put their minds at rest and they would gladly serve in the State.