No Ransom for any Kidnapped Corps Member, NYSC DG warns

No Ransom for any Kidnapped Corps Members, NYSC DG warns

There is no ransom for any kidnapped Corps Member, NYSC DG warns Corps Members to secure themselves against kidnappers, ritualists and armed robbers.

The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuibu Ibrahim said NYSC Management places high priority on the security of Corps Members advised them to be vigilant and also conscious of their security.

‘We don’t want to lose any Corps Member, read and understand the security tips given to you. Avoid late night movement, don’t make yourselves available for kidnappers, ritualists and armed robbers’, the DG added.

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Be on guide against being kidnapped as the NYSC scheme has no provision for paying any form of Ransom, he warned.

He added that the provisions of NYSC bye-law would be applied to sanction any erring Corps Member.

The Chief Executive of the Scheme, wants Youth Corps members to seek permission before travelling out of their places of Primary Assignments.

The Director-General added that henceforth, all vehicles belonging to religious groups in NYSC must be parked at the State Secretariat under the control of the State Coordinator who will release them on request to safeguard Corps Members from road accidents.

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Speaking further, he appealed to the Corps Members to abide by the ideals of patriotism adding that as graduates, the society is looking up to them as responsible leaders.

Corps Members have been told to protect the unity of the country and avoid actions that may jeopardize it’s corporate existence.

The NYSC helmsman urged the Corps Members to avoid hate speech, rumour peddling and be cautious while using the social media in order not to cause public disaffection.

Ibrahim warned them against indulging in social vices that may endanger them and also hurt them in future.

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While addressing the Corps Members, General Ibrahim appealed to them to accept their postings in good faith and refrain from lobbying.

‘Both the giver and receiver of bribe are liable for prosecution. Do your best and allow God to crown your efforts’, he stated.

Updated: August 27, 2019 — 4:15 pm

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Comrade Nnadi Goodluck

Comrade Nnadi Goodluck started writing since 2007. In 2016, he graduated from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra with a Degree in Educational Management and Policy/Health Education. He did his NYSC in Oyo state.

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