Corps Members have been advised to avoid induced rejection, but accept their posting in good faith and contribute their quota to the development of their host communities.
The NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim stated this while de-briefing the 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream Two Corps Members and Camp Officials through a nationwide virtual address.
He said any Corps Member caught inducing posting or redeployment would be sanctioned in line with NYSC bye-laws.
The NYSC DG also stressed that there was nothing like two weeks break after the Orientation Camp, but explained that corps members with compelling need to travel must obtain permission from the NYSC.
He said no Corps employer was authorized to grant permission to any Corps Member to travel.
General Ibrahim warned against the negative use of social media, urging them to verify every information before it is shared online.
The Director-General implored the Corps Members to continue with the Post-Camp training in Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Programme.
He revealed that the Scheme had partnered with some financial institutions like the Central Bank of Nigeria, Access Bank, Bank of Industry, Unity Bank, NYSC Foundation, Leventis Foundation, among others that are ready to support Corps Members with loans and training.
The Director-General stated that efforts are in top gear towards the establishment of the National Youth Service Corps Trust Fund, which would make start-up capitals available to interested Corps Members to start – up their businesses as they exit Service.
He also enjoined the Corps Members to be security conscious at all times and avoid any action that may endanger their safety.
Report by Sandra Udeike, edited by Abdullahi Lamino