Brig.-Gen. Zakari Kazuare, the Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), on Thursday, warned corps members against involvement in criminal activities.
The DG said at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Iseyin, Oyo State, that it was important for corps members to observe all rules and laws regulating the scheme.
“My dear children in the service of nation building, there is no better time for you than now to make the difference; the nation expects so much from you, and you cannot afford to let us all down at this critical period.
“Do not take undue advantage of the opportunity that would come your way during next year’s general elections to perpetrate criminal activities,” he said.
Kazaure said that laws of the land would be invoked on any corps member who acted in contravention of laid down rules.
Brig.-Gen. Zakari Kazuare also warned the corps members against unauthorised journey during the service year, as it sometimes resulted in avoidable death and injuries.
“We the managers of this noble scheme are always at a great loss whenever we lose patriotic corps member to avoidable and needless circumstances,” he said.
Earlier, the state’s NYSC Coordinator, Mrs Ifeoma Anidobi, said the state needed more hostel accommodation to cater for the growing population of corps members who attend the orientation programme.
She also appealed for more operational vehicles for better coordination and movement of members.