The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has admonished corps members not to allow money to becloud their sense of patriotism.
He also advised them to obey the culture and traditions of their host communities and discharge their statutory responsibilities with diligence.
Ibrahim stated this while addressing this year’s Batch “B” Stream I corps members at the Keffi orientation camp in Nasarawa State.
A statement by NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, said Ibrahim also advised them to avoid keeping late nights to avoid endangering themselves.
“Never allow money to becloud your patriotism. Don’t allow your action today hunt you tomorrow. You must be of good conduct and add value to wherever you are.
“Take advantage of the potentials of the Orientation Exercise and its benefits,” Ibrahim told the corps members.
The NYSC chief warned the corps members not to deface their uniform, which he described as their national identity.
He added that they are expected to be properly dressed at all times as graduates and responsible role models.
Ibrahim appealed to the corps members to show discipline, focus and determination to attain greater heights in life.
According tom him, the ideals of the NYSC scheme are targeted at national unity and peaceful co-existence, which the corps members are expected to uphold at all times.
Ibrahim advised the corps members to study the NYSC Act and allow it to guide them in their conducts “because it is part of the Nigerian constitution that regulates NYSC’s activities”.