The Director General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Zakari Kazaure has assured Corps members posted to serve in Taraba state, that the Corp has put in place adequate measures to ensure their safety.
Kazaure gave the assurance on Wednesday in Jalingo while visiting the Corps members currently in camp for orientation program.
Represented by the Director of Administration and Management, Alhaji Habibu Kurawa, the DG said that the NYSC is aware that this was a political year and leading up to general election and has put in place measures to ensure the safety of each Corps member posted to the state.
“I can assure you that we don’t wait till the election before working for the security of Corp members.
“We have put in place measures to ensure that your accommodations are well guarded and officials on ground have instructions to collaborate with the relevant security agencies in your respective places of Primary Assignment for all you need for your safety and necessary contacts that you’ll need.
“Let me however warn you that you are posted to go and serve and not to go and evangelize. Your concern should be to serve and not to go and indoctrinate your host communities. Conversion of souls is not your concern”, Kazaure assured.
Kazaure urged the Corps members to conduct themselves well and be good ambassadors of their States, Tribes, Schools and civilized community to their host communities.
“The society expects a lot from you and so you must work hard to live up to expectations, by consistently remaining responsible and productive. Avail yourself of the opportunities in the State to build yourself for self-sufficiency after your service year, rather than looking for white collar jobs where people would end up exploiting you”.
Some of the Corps members who spoke with the Daily Times said the assurances have put their minds at rest and they would gladly serve in the state.