Director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has said the NYSC’s oath must be binding on corp members during and after the service year.
The DG spoke during his visit to the 2021 Batch ‘C’, Stream ‘2’ NYSC members deployed to Lagos for the national orientation programme with the swearing-in holding on Tuesday at the NYSC Camp, Iyana-Ipaja, NAN reports.
“You must allow the oath of NYSC bind on you during the service and after the service year. The essence is for you to continue to promote our national unity and integration because NYSC puts the nation first.
“The road to success is not always easy, therefore, you must cherish your integrity, work very hard and be committed to your dream; by that, I can assure you that sky will not be your limit. You all have potential, and you can use the NYSC as a platform to be successful; amongst you here are the president of this country, governors, chairmen of industries,” Ibrahim said.
He also warned the corps members against the misuse of social media, particularly in forwarding content, adding that it was washed with fake news and misleading information.
“I repeat that you must be careful on the use of social media; you must be sure of the information you are forwarding to anybody because you can be traced. Don’t use it to spread fake news, hatred, blackmail or falsehood, but rather use the social media to promote national unity and integration,” the NYSC DG noted.
While assuring them of a memorable service year, he the corp members not to bribe NYSC officials to post them to a particular place for primary assignment after the orientation programme.