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NYSC has lost many corps members to night journeys — D-G



The Director-General (D-G) of NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Yusha’u Ahmed, has lamented that the scheme has lost many corps members to night journeys, while warning them against such fatal actions.

Ahmed, at a working visit to the Kaduna State NYSC temporary orientation camp on Tuesday, reminded the corps members the dangers in night journeys, adding that they sometime lead to the loss of lives.

“I have harped on avoiding of night journeys in every NYSC camp and fora I find my self, my first priority is safety of your lives.

“If you take the decision to embark on night journey, remember the dangers associated with it and rethink, your lives are precious to us too.

“Once you are on a journey and realised itis already 5:pm, break up the journey, have a place to sleep and continue the following day,”Ahmed advised.

He said that most of the drivers were not familiar with the roads, which usually causes accident, among other factors like driving when tired.

The director-general also advised the corps members to be security conscious, saying that no one would secure their lives more than they would do so.

Ahmed further advised them to restrict social media to their personal consumption, while tasking them on respect for constituted authorities.

Ahmed also tasked them on continuing with the regimentation they undergone in camp after their service year, adding that it would help them achieve greatness in all their endeavors.

“Uphold the ideals of patriotism, diligence, loyalty, respect for others culture/tradition and self-empowerment while in service and beyond, “he added.

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