The newly appointed general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim has stated his loyalty and readiness to sacrifice his life to ensure that no corps member dies during the service year.
The new NYSC boss also told charged corps members on the need to take security more seriously and to remain conscious and to keep themselves abreast of what was happening in their environment.
On curbing the rate of unemployment especially among youths, the DG also urged the corps members to take advantage of the entrepreneurial programmes put in place by the scheme instead of going on frivolous travels during their service year.
In his words he said; “I will prefer to die than losing a corps member. Keep yourself abreast of what is happening in your country, and make a difference as a corps member.
“I want to rejig our skills acquisition programme. If you take it seriously, we have partners that are ready to lend you money. I am very passionate about the scheme and my corps members.
“I came for a youth programme, so I decided to visit you my ‘children’. What will you be remembered for when you leave this place? Try as much as possible to keep your records clean.”