Over corpers’ safety, NYSC, NSCDC strengthen partnership

The National Youth Youth Service Corps, NYSC, says it would strengthen its existing synergy with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in ensuring maximum security for Corps Lodges and NYSC Farms across the country.

It stated that in deepening the partnership, security would be provided for NYSC farmhouses, alongside other ventures of the Scheme.

NYSC Director-General, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu lbrahim, in a statement released by Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi, Director, Press and Public Relations, disclosed this when he received the Commandant General of NSCDC, Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, who paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja.

Ibrahim, who said all stakeholders must rally round Corps Members, described them as critical national assets that must be protected.

He disclosed that the Scheme has partnered relevant agencies, as well as transport unions, in addition to sensitising Corps Members on the need to take their safety more seriously and also avoid night journeys.

He revealed that Corps Members have been advised to break their journey if it is going beyond six in the evening and pass the night at the nearest police station, Nigeria Security and Defence Corps formations, or military barracks, including NYSC Secretariats, palaces, among other secured places.

He added that the Scheme has also resuscitated its farms in order to train Corps Members that have passion for agriculture; but needs the assistance of NSCDC to ensure their safety while on the farms.

Gen. Ibrahim, lauded the Corps for its relentless efforts in tracking and arresting cybercriminals in the country.

On his part, Dr. Audi, said there is need for credible intelligence that will help the Corps in the discharge of its responsibilities.

He promised his readiness to strengthen the existing relationship between the NYSC and NSCDC.

The NSCDC Commandant General and other members of his entourage were led by the NYSC Director-General on a tour of the newly established NYSC Museum before their departure.

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