The director-general of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig.-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure has advised all corps members to seek approval before any social activities.

Kazaure, while addressing corps members in Ikare Akoko on Tuesday, directed that all social events must not hold without approvals.

He said the scheme was devastated over the sad occurrence in Taraba State where nine corps members got drowned.

Kazaure said serving one’s fatherland was all about devotion, urging them to learn the necessary skills while in camp.

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He said: “I am sure you are aware we lost nine corps members in Taraba; they were 2018 Batch ‘A’ corps members. Whenever you are going to embark on any social outings, you must seek clearance from NYSC officials, either the local government inspectors or the state coordinator; that’s my directive.”

He urged them to respect the culture of their host communities and behave like graduates that they are. Kazaure later reiterated the commitment of the scheme to security and welfare of corps members nationwide.

Later, Mrs Grace Akpabio, the State Coordinator, said she was happy with the visit of the director-general, being the first time she would host an NYSC boss.

Akpabio said Kazaure was happy and impressed with what she had done so far at the orientation camp, in terms of infrastructural development. (NAN)

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