“30 years ago, I was in Afaha Nsit camp in Akwa Ibom State as a corps’ member and today I am back as the Director General of NYSC”
The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier GeneralMuhammad Fadah, has cautioned corps’members against engaging in any cult-related activities saying the scheme has zero tolerance for cultism.
Fadah gave the warning during a visit to NYSC permanent orientation camp, Ikot ItieUdung in Nsit Atai local government area of Akwa Ibom State on Saturday.
He advised corps’ members to demonstrate high level of discipline to enhance their future careers.
The director general equally warned the corps members against using the social media for spreading fake news, fueling of hatred and other negative purposes andinstead deploy same for the promotion of national unity and development.
He reminded the corps’ members that white-collar jobs were no longer readily available, urging them to embrace the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) to be self-employed.
“There are the dos and don’ts of the scheme, the few among don’ts is these: cult and cultism. We have zero tolerance for that.
“Secondly, use of social media. We are in a 21st century generation that social media is very importantbut make sure you use it in a positive way and not in a negative way.
“Then drugs and drug related issues. Please, don’t indulge in anything related to drug. You can be more than this. Just continue behaving very well and aspire to achieve your heart desires. Make sure you train yourself in any of the vocational skills,” Fadah said.
He assured corps members that their welfare and security remained top priority of management of NYSC.
Fadah reminded the corps members to be patriotic and aspire for greatness as the future was very bright for them.
He told them that he served in Akwa Ibom as a corps’ member 30 years ago and was now in his second coming to the state as the director general of the scheme.
“I am very glad to see that the environment is very clean and everyone is in a very safety mood.
“You equally can be like me. I wish you a successful stay in Akwa Ibom and may God bless you,” he said.
Fadah urged members of staff of NYSC to treat the corps’ members with empathy and show them love, as great opportunities lie ahead of them.
He charged the corps members to be of good conduct, maintain discipline and abhor social vices.
The State Coordinator of NYSC, Mrs ChinyereEkwe, on behalf of the corps’ members,lauded the director general for his visit to the camp.