…warns against involvement in local politics

Hope James

The Acting Director-General, National Youths Service Corps, Mrs. Christy Uba, has admonished the 2022 Batch ‘C’ Stream II corps members deployed to Ekiti State to carry out their duties with diligence reminding them to be guided by the provisions of the NYSC Act and Byelaws as well as workplace rules and regulations.

The Acting DG, represented by the NYSC Ekiti State Coordinator, Mrs. Mary Nenna Chikezie, said this at the closing ceremony of the 2022 Batch ‘C’ Stream II Orientation Course at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ise-Orun/Emure Ekiti State.

She warned against participating in politics as NYSC is a non-political scheme and as a result corps members are expected to be apolitical, however, they should sustain the spirit of patriotism, self-reliance, hard work, resilience and other enviable virtues during their service year.

She also stressed that the integration of corps members into their host communities is one of the objectives of the Scheme. Therefore, corps members are to integrate into their host communities while appreciating and respecting their culture.

Reiterating the need for corps members to progress in post-camp SAED training as the scheme is in partnership with financial institutions to provide start-up loans to them, she emphasized that membership of the Scheme does not confer immunity from legal consequences of any of their wrongdoings, she therefore urged them not to engage in social vices and acts that contravene the provisions of the NYSC Byelaws.

” I would like to remind you of the Oath of allegiance you took in which you pledged to accept posting in good faith. I enjoin you to perform your duties with diligence and be guided by the provisions of the NYSC Act and Byelaws as well as workplace rules and regulations.

“In keeping with the objectives of the Scheme, you are expected to integrate into your host communities while also appreciating and respecting their cultures. You must desist from meddling in their local politics.

“Furthermore, I enjoin you to undertake personal and group Community Development Service projects that will help uplift the living standard of the people of your host communities.” she added.
The event had in attendance dignitaries such as the State coordinator, Camp Director, Camp Commandant, Heads of Collaborating Agencies and other Camp Officials.