The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 82 Division of Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Lasisi Adegboye has urged the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to restrict the movement of Corps members.
Adegboye made this call when the NYSC Southeast Area Director, Mr Ahmed Ikaka, paid him a courtesy visit in Enugu.
The Army GOC said the call is necessary as it would help reduce the rate of road accidents involving Corps members across the country and also make them focus on their National assignment.
Meanwhile, Ikaka during his courtesy to the Army GOC called for greater collaboration between the NYSC and the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army.
“The outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic justified the introduction of the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurial Development (SAED) programme of the NYSC.
The pandemic challenged the creativity of corps members across the country.
The response of the corps members in the production of protective equipment including automated sanitizer is an indication that the SAED programme has come to stay.
Currently, the SAED which was introduced to make corps members self-reliant has been expanded to cover 12 different trades.’’
While responding, Adegboye stated that the division would continue to support the NYSC scheme in the various states under its command.
“The state directors should always liaise with us when there are issues and we hope that the cooperation between us and the scheme will continue,” Adegboye said.On
On the issue of restricting corps members’ movement, it can be recalled that Brig. Gen. Shauibu Ibraham banned Corps members from travelling without permission few days after appointment as the new NYSC DG, but corps members still travel without permission. So, do you think Nigerian Army should help enforce the travelling ban on corps members? Just tell us what you think in the comment section below. You can click Subscribe to follow NYSC updates via e-mail.