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Gov. Bago to Corps Members: Avoid Portraying the NYSC Scheme Negatively

Muhamad Umaru Bago, the governor of Niger State, has cautioned Corps members against engaging in substance abuse, trafficking, cybercrime, and other negative activities that cast a negative light on the program in the country.

During the closing ceremony of the 2023 Batch B, Stream One orientation course of corps members deployed to the state as well as those dislodged from FCT in Paiko local government area, the governor issued the warning through Secretary to the Government, SSG, Abubakar Usman.

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He noted that being a corps member does not exempt them from legal consequences for any misconduct committed during their service.

Bago also urged the corps members to be excellent representatives of the program and to serve as role models to younger individuals in their primary assignment areas.

You must remember that being a member of the corps does not exempt you from the legal consequences of any misconduct.

“Therefore, I urge you to be law-abiding and serve as role models to younger people in the communities to which you will be assigned for your primary evaluation.”

The governor also urged them to refrain from using social media for ethnic prejudices, rumor-spreading, and hate speech, and instead use it to promote national unity and harmony.

Then, he urged employers to welcome corps members assigned to their organizations and provide for their welfare as needed.

In her earlier address, Mrs. Abdulwahab Alidat, the NYSC Coordinator for the state of Niger, urged corps members to accept their postings in good faith and perform their duties in accordance with the NYSC Act and By-laws.

Alidat advised, “I implore you to refrain from interfering in local politics and to instead engage in individual and group Community Development Service Projects to improve the living conditions of your host communities.”

“Be security-conscious; avoid nighttime parties, visits to dangerous locations, and accepting rides or gifts from strangers.”




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