NYSC Drivers Get Accident Management, Control Training

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has admonished drivers on its payroll to always abide by safe driving protocols, while on the highways.

The drivers were also urged to pay due attention to the condition of the official vehicles in their possessions, their personal safety, that of other officers and road users, as well as the public property being conveyed.

Director General, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, gave the pieces of advice while declaring open the NYSC Drivers’ Workshop themed, “Accident Management and Control: A Guide For Professional Drivers,” in Abuja.

He said management would continue to train the drivers to tackle the present-day challenges of safe driving.

“On our part, we remain committed to improving your welfare, while also providing the enabling environment for you to perform your duties optimally,” Brig. Gen. Ibrahim assured, in a statement issued by Emeka Mgbemena,
Deputy Director,
Press and Public Relations of the Scheme.

The NYSC Director General, implored the participants to use the opportunity of the workshop to equip themselves with latest driving techniques, safety tips and how to deal with highly computerized vehicles.

In his address, Mr. Emmanuel Attah, Director, General Services Department, said the roles of drivers are very critical to the operations of the NYSC Scheme.

He added that, “This workshop is technically designed to enhance the understanding of our drivers in all safety rules, acquaint them with modern methods, basic maintenance and routine inspection.”

According to him, efforts are on-going to reposition the department, with a view to ensuring effective service delivery to the Scheme.

Attah, said constant training of NYSC Drivers would enhance their skills, and also ensure that officers can safely go about their official duties, while official vehicles are protected from accidents and damage, thereby, reducing cost of repairs, maintenance and replacements.


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