The NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Sulaiman Kazaure, has enjoined Corps members to resist the temptation to engage in sharp practices.
Kazaure gave the advice while addressing 2016 Batch ‘B’ (Stream II) Corps members at the NYSC Orientation camps in Bauchi and Gombe states.
He urged them to make honesty their watchword while also ensuring diligence in the discharge of their assignments.
“I want you to know that there is no shortcut to success. As graduates, who have been found worthy in character and learning, you are expected to work hard and avoid acts that can tarnish the image of your families,” he said.
The Director-General also urged them to be in the vanguard for the eradication of corruption noting that it had remained the bane of development.
He assured the Corps members that the NYSC Management accorded topmost priority to their safety and general welfare but advised them against engaging in risky activities.
Kazaure also told them to avail themselves of opportunity for self-employment through NYSC Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme.
Welcoming the Director-General to the Gombe camp, the State Coordinator, Mr. Tobias Ibeh, said steps had been taken to make the Corps members comfortable despite the temporary nature of the camp at Government Science Technical College, Gombe.
He, however, appealed to the state government to allow the resumption of Orientation course at the permanent camp located at Malam Sidi.
In Bauchi State, the Coordinator, Mr. James Afolayan, said the Orientation had been hitch-free with camp officials working diligently towards ensuring success.
He said adequate security had been provided in the camp through round-the-clock surveillance and other measures.