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Restrict the Movement of Corps Members – Army tells NYSC

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.

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Restrict Movement of Corps Members

Travelling 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.

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  1. Daniel scolly

    August 27, 2020 at 6:57 am

    We all have freedom of movement and the army have no right whatsoever to tell us on how to move they should have told the police,airforce and even navy personnel on how to move.
    Accident is not something you predict so don’t use that as an excuse

  2. Nelson O

    August 26, 2020 at 7:13 am

    I want to know why LGI is asking us to resume and report to Benue when we have not gotten directive order from DG. What’s the solution to this please, and which one are we to respond to. Federal govt,NYSC or LGI. I am scared of endangering my life in time like this. Please, I need to be cleared on this. Thanks Sir.

  3. Adenike

    August 25, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Seriously.. am short of words right now.
    But concerning the question asked about
    Nigerian Army should not be involved in this because I won’t lie some of us are tired of staying at home , we are confused and most especially batch A we want to enjoy service year because we have heard a lot of testimonies that it is a time of empowerments, improvement, advancement and most importantly a time to think ahead..
    I really do appreciate the effort of the NYSC officers..
    I pray that the Lord will grant you all you need to make right decisions ..

  4. Timzy Khana

    August 25, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    The army has absolutely no statutory rights to restrict the movement of corpers for non-security reasons

  5. Buhari Mohammed

    August 25, 2020 at 11:34 am

    The army said so in order to reduce the rate of road accident. In fact, this is for our own safety.
    However, a corp member traveling with genuine reasons should not be restricted.

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