The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has warned corps members against embarking on journeys beyond 6PM.
He said corps members who find themselves in such a situation should rather approach military barracks, Corps Lodges, NYSC State Secretariats and palaces to pass the night.
NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim gave the warning on Monday in his virtual closing address of the 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream One Orientation Course.
He said the Scheme had partnered with the Federal Road Safety Corps, both at its National Headquarters in Abuja and at the state level, including the transport unions on the need to provide roadworthy vehicles and other modalities that would ensure accident-free journey for Corps Members while travelling.
The DG also urged them to avoid boarding vehicles by the roadside, but rather go to designated motor parks in order to ensure their safety.
He warned the Corps Members to be security conscious and avoid indulging in acts that can endanger their lives.
All of you must be conscious of your security and you must not put yourselves in harm’s way. You must not travel at night and for those of you going on relocation, you must adhere to this instruction.
“Go to the designated motor parks and under no condition must you board vehicles by the roadside.
“Your parents have invested so much in you and they want a return on their investment. The Federal Government cares for you, NYSC loves you and we don’t want anything untoward to happen to you”, he said.
The Director-General also urged them to sensitize Nigerians on the non-pharmaceutical safety protocols of COVID-19 as they are deployed to their places of primary assignment.
“For you to be protected, please get yourselves vaccinated and in all the communities you will be deployed, sensitise the members that there is nothing harmful when one is vaccinated.
Protect yourselves so that you can protect others. Don’t let down your guards. You must adhere strictly to the non-pharmaceutical safety protocols of COVID-19,” he said.