Brigadier General Suleman Kazaure, Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has charged corps members to join the crusade against corruption.
Kazaure who gave the charge while addressing the 2016 Batch ‘A’ Corps members at the Orientation Camps in Benue and Nasarawa states, described corruption as a monster, which had caused a lot of setbacks to the growth and development of the country.
“We need to tackle corruption at all cost. So, let us work together to achieve that,” he said.
The DG enjoined the Corps members to act as agents of change adding that they should imbibe the virtues of honesty and fairness, and be guided by same in all their actions.
He advised them to avail themselves of the opportunity for self-employment provided through the NYSC Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme.
“I don’t want you to go in search of jobs; instead, you should create jobs for others. If you can secure white-collar job, fine. But don’t spend too much time searching for it when you have the chance to be your own boss,” he added.
Kazaure told them that the regimented nature of camp life was not intended to impose hardship, but to inculcate discipline in them and prepare them for the challenges of the service period and leadership.
He assured that he would accord topmost priority to their security and general welfare but warned them against consumption of illicit drugs and embarking on unauthorised journeys.
He urged the Corps members to add value to their host communities, especially through Community Development Service.
“I urge you to integrate well with your host communities; appreciate and respect their cultures. Also, know that indecent dressing is not allowed both in and out of camp,” he added.