Brig. Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, the Director General of NYSC has said road accidents cause 95 per cent of deaths of Corps members in the country.
Kazaure said this while addressing corps members observing their orientation camp course in Katsina on Monday.
“Several serving corps members have been embarking on unnecessary journeys that led to their death.
“From the records before the Directorate, several corps members have lost their lives, while on fruitless journeys.
“Several serving corps members had been involved in road accidents due to the poor nature of Nigerian roads.
“For several years, Nigerian roads are death traps and corps members should only embark on necessary journeys.
“I am calling on serving corps members that have concrete reason to travel to always seek the permission of NYSC officials,’’ he said.
Kazaure admonished serving corps members to always go to government hospitals for treatment when they fall ill.