NYSC bans corps members from driving vehicles of religious bodies

THE National Youth Service Corps ((NYSC) has banned corps members from driving vehicles belonging to religious groups to further ensure their safety.

It also ordered that all vehicles belonging to religious groups in NYSC must be parked at the State Secretariat under the control of the State Coordinator.

The NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim gave the order during his visit to corps members having their orientation exercise at Government Science Secondary School, Batagarawa, Katsina.

He said: “Corps members are no longer allowed to drive vehicles that belong to religious groups. They should engage the services of professional drivers. We cannot afford to lose any corps members to road accidents.”

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He said such vehicles will be under control of the State Coordinator who will release them on request to safeguard corps members from road accidents.

While addressing the corps members deployed to Katsina State in their Orientation Camp, the DG also appealed to them to accept their postings in good faith and refrain from lobbying.

The NYSC boss, who met the corps members during church service urged them to avoid hate speech, rumour peddling and be cautious while using social media in order not to cause public disaffection.

Ibrahim warned them against indulging in social vices that may endanger them and also hurt them in future.

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