The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has vowed that the scheme would not take the risk of posting new corps members to LG currently being invaded by bandits where many lives have been confirmed lost.
The scheme has also withdrawn those already serving in the dangerous areas for the protection of lives of the corps members.
Mrs. Funmilayo Ajayi, the state Coordinator of NYSC made this known while briefing pressmen after the swearing-in of the Batch ‘B’ corps members at the NYSC orientation camp yesterday in Paiko, Minna.
She said the safety of lives of the corps members, are paramount to them and that they cannot risk their lives.
“Officials of the NYSC in the areas affected by the bandits have been mandated to send updates of places with crisis to the state office and we will not post any corps member to these areas because we cannot afford to lose any of them.
“Our eyes are on the corps members for the whole one year; we are their parents and guardians and we cannot do otherwise than to protect them. We have recalled all our corps members from those crisis areas and re-posted them and we will not send any of them to areas where bandits have carried out their attacks,” Ajayi stated.
The Executive Governor of the state, Abubakar Sani Bello, while declaring the orientation camp open, assured corps members of adequate security across the state despite the pocket crisis in some council areas of the state.