Uniform defacing: NYSC coordinator reads riot act

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Monday swore in 1,694 corps members for the 2019 Batch ‘C’ Stream II.

State coordinator, Hajia Walida Isa Siddique at the swearing in warned corps members not to tamper with or deface their uniform except for minor adjustments that might be absolutely necessary.

Welcoming the corps members for the orientation camp, Siddique said “defacing the uniform constitutes a blatant violation of the scheme’s dress code, punishable by the provision of the scheme by law.”

She urged the 1,694 corps members comprising of 1,004 females and 690 males to be disciplined and security conscious, assuring that the welfare of the corps members will receive paramount and considerable attention from the management.

The FCT minister of state, Dr Ramatus Tijjani Aliyu, who was represented by the Director, Youth Development Department, FCT Social Development Secretariat, Mrs Hajarat T Alayande, urged the corps members to be law abiding, saying they should align themselves with NYSC oath of allegiance through active participation and positive contributions to programmes designed to promote national unity and development.

“I want to reaffirm commitment towards rendering our assistance, financially and otherwise to the betterment and progress of the NYSC, FCT, and make the environment conducive for the corps members to feel at home and give us their best in the area of community development.

“Let me assure you that your orientation programme will not only be exciting but will definitely impart positively on your physical fitness and mental alertness. It will also expose you to skills quite critical to integrity, prosperity and self- sufficiency. I therefore charge you to participate fully and pay attention to all the lectures, discussions, and other activities, especially SAED training,” she said.

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