The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, has suggested corps members in opposition to embarking on evening journeys as this will likely endanger their lives.
The NYSC DG, in a press release issued by the scheme’s spokesperson, Adenike Adeyemi, stated corps members ought to moderately strategy navy barracks and conventional rulers’ palaces at any time when their journey prolonged past 6pm.
He warned the Corps Members to be safety aware and keep away from indulging in acts that may endanger their lives.
“Corps members have been advised to approach military barracks. Corps lodges, NYSC state secretariats and palaces to pass the night whenever their journey is going beyond six in te evening,” the assertion reads.
The DG stated, “All of you must be conscious of your security and you must not put yourselves in harm’s way. You must not travel at night and for those of you going on relocation, you must adhere to this instruction.
“Go to the designated motor parks and under no condition must you board vehicles by the roadside.
“Your parents have invested so much in you and they want a return on their investment. The Federal Government cares for you, NYSC loves you and we don’t want anything untoward to happen to you.”
The Director-General additionally urged them to sensitise Nigerians to the non-pharmaceutical security protocols of COVID-19 as they’re deployed to their locations of major task.
He suggested that they current themselves for COVID-19 vaccination, including that there’s nothing dangerous with the vaccine.
“For you to be protected, please get yourselves vaccinated and in all of the communities you can be deployed, sensitise the members that there’s nothing dangerous when one is vaccinated.
“Protect yourselves to be able to defend others. Don’t let down your guards. You should adhere strictly to the non-pharmaceutical security protocols of COVID-19″, he stated.
He reiterated the right use of face masks, washing of palms, software of hand sanitiser and social distancing.