The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has warned prospective corps members against embarking on community projects with their personal savings.
Naija News understands that the warning was contained in a statement issued on Monday, November 29 by the NYSC Director-General, Shuaibu Ibrahim.
Ibrahim gave the advisory while addressing the 2021 Batch ‘C’ Stream two prospective corps members and camp officials in a nationwide broadcast today.
The DG also warned the corps against obtaining loans to execute community projects, suggesting to the corps members to rather source funds within the community where the project would take place.
He said: “Don’t borrow money or use your personal money to execute projects.”
He also advised the corps to either choose personal or group projects that they could accomplish within the period of the service year.
During the address, the DG also tipped the corp members on how they can emerge as the winner of the NYSC Presidential award.
Ibrahim said: “For you to win the NYSC President’s National Hounours Award, your assessment starts from your first day in camp and you must have excelled in all the four cardinal programmes of the NYSC namely; Orientation Course, Primary Assignment, Community Development Service, and Winding-Up/Passing-Out.”
In another news, a Higher National Diploma, HND graduate of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Matu Esky has reportedly died in a ghastly motor accident.
Naija News understands that the young graduate was travelling to Katsina State for the three weeks National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, mandatory orientation exercise when the accident happened.
Reports made available to newsmen revealed that the accident happened last Friday in Jigawa State. The incident also claimed the lives of other passengers in the same vehicle as Esky.
Naija News learnt that Esky, a resident of Ungwan Maryam in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi state, was the firstborn of a family of four children.
The deceased reportedly studied Architecture at both National Diploma and Higher National Diploma levels.
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