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NYSC addresses safety of corps members as Nigeria faces insecurity challenges

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The rising spate of insecurity in some elements of Nigeria particularly within the North has instilled worry and raised considerations concerning the security of corps members in these states.

Kidnapping by bandits have plagued states like Kaduna, Katsina, Plateau, Zamfara, which has necessitated a name for the Nationwide Youth Service Corps, NYSC to be scrapped until safety is restored in these states.

Some dad and mom and corps members reached out to DAILY POST lamenting concerning the state of affairs and posting of corps member to states going through insecurity.

An official of NYSC addressing the considerations instructed DAILY POST that measures are in place to make sure the protection of corps members.

He disclosed that the NYSC act in Nigerian structure states that corps members have to be posted to each state, purpose why redeployment continues to be ongoing within the North.

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Nonetheless, the NYSC official stated corps members posted to states like Kaduna, Borno , Zamfara have been given the chance to use for a switch out of the state in the event that they demand.

In keeping with him, the scheme which is headed by the navy doesn’t joke with the protection of corps members and will get first hand data on the state of safety in each state earlier than orientation camps start.

He additionally talked about that in a case the place an area authorities or state is below assault, NYSC will instantly switch corps members from that state or LGA.

“NYSC act within the structure states you should publish corps members to each state and it should replicate in each state. We aren’t insensitive, we’re posting as a result of we have now to obey the regulation of the nation. Though we can’t go in opposition to the structure, we think about the insecurity state of affairs in each state.

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“We’ve got this coverage in states like Adamawa, Yobe, Borno and others tormented by insecurity that these excited about redeploying can apply and it will likely be granted however some Nigerians nonetheless apply for relocation to Borno State.

“NYSC is just not insensitive like what most individuals think about. The scheme is headed by the navy and we have now the chance of getting firsthand details about safety state of affairs. Earlier than we begin any camp, we take a look at the safety state of affairs. In each camp, we have now DSS and safety brokers working underground. Even the roads to the camps are labored on and monitored.

“Insecurity in Zamfara State is a modern improvement and NYSC has not selected that however if you’re posted to those states, you’ll be able to go away. Additionally the variety of corps members posted to those states is manner lesser than different states.

“In Kaduna State for instance, due to insecurity we shifted the camp to a different location and began one week later, additionally in Plateau State, we did this and don’t have anything greater than 100 corps members. Authorities of NYSC are additionally dad and mom and we have now our employees at these camps and would do something to not endanger their lives.

“We don’t have the leverage of not posting corps members due to regulation that governs the scheme however we put in measures to verify everyone seems to be protected.

Making reference to the current accident which killed some corps members, DAILY POST requested if the scheme is contemplating posting corps members near their locations of residence, however the official stated the scheme has warned potential corps members travelling to orientation camps to keep away from travelling at night time to remain protected, including that almost all accidents occur at nights.

“Most accidents occur within the night time and corps members have been warned to not have interaction in such travels. They’ve been warned to remain at any secretariat whereas embarking on any journey and proceed the following day with the intention to keep away from accidents.

“These are the issues we are able to take management and God does the remaining.”

Corps member won’t be posted to safety challenged areas – NYSC

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