The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members have been urged to stop seeking for relocation from the north as the place is no longer volatile.
Addressing the 2016 Batch B Stream 2 Corps members at the Niger state Permanent orientation camp in Paiko on Tuesday, the Director General of the Corps, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazure said more than 50 per cent of Corps members sent to the north usually sought relocation to other parts of the country.
He said that the recent development had not encouraged the unity in diversity which the scheme is supposed to address.
The Director General who was represented by the Director of Information Communication Technology (ICT), Mrs. Christy Ifeyinwa Uba urged the Corps members to keep an open mind and give the north a chance, saying, “do not dwell on the negative things you have heard about the north, do not seek relocation.
“I want to assure you that the people of the north are peaceful and friendly. Keep an open mind and give it a chance and a trial. Your posting is not by mistake, stay here and make some impact on the people of the state.”
The DG then encouraged the Corps members to meet their state and local government coordinators in the event of any problems or challenges urging them not to take to the social media to address the issues.
“Lay your complain to your state coordinator or local government coordinator; do not go to the social media to express yourself negatively. NYSC is a family and corps members are family members, we should be able to address our problems in-house.”
In her address, the Niger state NYSC Coordinator, Mrs. Theresa Ibukun Arokoyo said that efforts had been made to draw the attention of the state government to the need to actualize the speedy construction of the permanent orientation camp adding that they always face challenges of the security of their facilities after every orientation exercise.
She stressed that the need for secure and structurally adequate facilities adding that a positive action towards the realization of a befitting orientation camp will be appreciated.