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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced new plans and strategies that will be adapted to make 2018 Batch B Orientation successful for the corps members. This is probably because of the recent discrepancies recorded in the course of the 2018 Batch A Orientation.

The quote below is an extract from the press statement of the proceedings of a management meeting held by NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure and all State Coordinators and Camp Commandants at the Directorate Headquarters, Abuja.




The National Youth Service Corps has restated its readiness for the smooth conduct of 2018 Batch ‘B’ Orientation Course.

The Director-General, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure stated this today during a management meeting with all State Coordinators and Camp Commandants held at the Directorate Headquarters, Abuja.

During the meeting, Kazaure urged the State Coordinators, especially the newly appointed ones, to ensure good working relationship with all Camp Officials including other stakeholders and also adhere strictly to the Orientation timetable.

He said there was the need to exhibit high level of decorum in the discharge of their statutory assignments adding that any staff that works at variance with the Scheme’s core values will be sanctioned.

Speaking further, the Director-General urged the State Coordinators to sensitise their host State Governments and other critical stakeholders to live up to their statutory obligations to the Scheme in order to make the Orientation Camps habitable.

“Management will note and encourage State Coordinators who make giant strides towards the successful execution of the Orientation Course and those found to be working at variance with the Scheme’s core values will be sanctioned”, General Kazaure said.

The NYSC boss also informed the State Coordinators to take note of the current issues and policies of the Scheme and work towards projecting the positive image of the Scheme to its publics.

He added that no sick Corps Member must be allowed to stay in the Camp Clinic for more than twelve hours while those with complicated or critical illness should be immediately referred to tertiary health facilities for proper medicare.

General Kazaure also admonished the State Coordinators to ensure that basic drugs are available at the Camp Clinics while they liaise with the State Ministries of Health and other relevant stakeholders to improve on the availability of drugs.

“Senior Medical Personnel from the nearest Federal Tertiary Health Institutions must be on camp throughout the duration of the exercise in order to handle all cases of illness”.

“l urge you to encourage the Corps Members to report to the Camp Clinic and disclose their true health conditions for effective management”, Kazaure added.

In her welcome address, the Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, Mrs Bose Okakwu appealed to the State Coordinators and Camp Commandants to review previous Orientation Courses and use the meeting to put in place a mechanism that will facilitate the achievement of Management’s policy direction for the 2018 Batch ‘B’ Orientation Course.


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