The Director General of the National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, Sulyman Kazaure, has urged corps members to lead the fight against corruption in their primary places of assignments.
Mr. Kazaure explained that the future of the country is in the hands of the youth and they must live up as ambassadors and face the tasks ahead of them.
The DG, who spoke in Ebonyi during a visit to the Orientation Camp in Afikpo, Ebonyi State, warned the Batch A, Stream 2 corps members against perpetrating acts of corruption in their places of assignment.
He deplored the increasing level of corruption and blamed the poor level of development in the country to the malaise.
The primary purpose of the NYSC scheme, Mr. Kazaure insisted, is about national integration and called for the sustenance of the culture of unity and peace in whatever corps members do.
“Wherever we find ourselves we should try and kick out this monster called corruption, let us see Nigeria as our own country,” Mr Kazaure said.
“Make Nigeria the best Nation in the world, please promise Daddy (DG) that you will make Nigeria great.”
He, however, advised unemployed ex-corps members not to wait for white collar jobs, but insisted they should engage in legitimate businesses for survival.
Instead of waiting endlessly for jobs that would not come, the NYSC boss advised jobless graduates to sell top-up cards (recharge cards) for telecommunications firms and make a living.
“Don’t wait for ‘white’ collar jobs, even if it is recharge card or even buying and selling. Do any available legitimate business no matter how small it is. I don’t want my children, after service, to say there is no job. Create jobs for yourself.
“To you currently in camp, seize this opportunity and learn one or two skills. It will help you a lot tomorrow. I wish you a successful service year.”
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