The National Youth Service Corps has vowed to resist any attempt that would compromise the standard of its mobilization process.
It said about one thousand approved relocation letters were recently cancelled because the affected Corps Members were involved in unethical practices during the relocation process.
NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim stated this today at the sideline of the 2020 lnspectors’ Development Programme held in Abuja.
He said, “Deployment, relocation and all services are free in NYSC, and once there are genuine reasons on health and marital grounds, we oblige for relocation”.
“NYSC would not condone any act of indiscipline and we are not going to compromise our relocation process”.
He warned members of the public not to fall prey to fraudsters adding that, “whenever there are challenges, NYSC have a way of addressing them”.
Ibrahim added that since assumed duty, he has intensified efforts towards ensuring that officers saddled with the responsibility of implementing the policies and programmes of the Scheme are trained periodically on best practices in relation to the improvement of the welfare of Corps Members.
He said the lnspectors’ Development Programme was designed to build the capacity of NYSC Inspectors to discharge their duties effectively as they are very crucial to the implementation of the programme of NYSC Scheme especially at the grassroots.
The DG said the Scheme has been contending with numerous challenges ranging from increase in Corps population, evasion of service, inadequate camp facilities and the recent outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic among others.
He appealed to the participants to use the opportunity of the workshop to adopt measures for the elimination of all forms of hiccups militating against the Scheme’s operations through the intensification of its engagement with critical stakeholders at the grassroots.
“Management expects that this forum will afford you the opportunity to exchange ideas and proffer solutions that are capable of enhancing productivity, thereby increasing the visibility and relevance of the Scheme.
“Therefore as foot soldiers of the Scheme, always strive to live above board so that you can serve as role models and mentors to Corps Members”,
The Director-General warned the Inspectors to avoid unethical practices that are capable of tarnishing the image of the Scheme by performing their duties diligently adding that, “You are also expected to be conversant with the NYSC act and Bye-Laws to be able to sensitize Corps Members and the general public.
In his address, the Director, Corps Welfare and Health Services Department, Mr Ayodele Omotade said the workshop would equip the participants with requisite tools that will keep them in tune with their responsibilities in the face of the rapidly changing national and global order and also give them the current knowledge of the Scheme towards meeting the challenges of Corps Management.
He said the Inspectors’ Development Programme was conceived as an induction refresher course for Inspectors who are saddled with the responsibility of the day to day administration of Corps Members, especially at the field operations of the Scheme.
“Therefore, it becomes very important that Inspectors, both at the point of entry, and as they progress in the cadre, receive requisite training to equip them to face the challenges of Corps Administration which will teach and expose them to the guidelines, processes
and procedures that will improve their capacities to discharge their duties effectively”, he added.
The workshop with the theme, “Optimizing the ideals of the Scheme in the present realities; The role of the NYSC Inspector”, had participants from all State Secretariats of the Scheme and Area Offices in attendance.