CORPS members deployed to Zamfara State will do well by refraining themselves from unguarded comments on the Boko Haram sect and other burning national issues, the state Co-coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mrs. Ruth Bakka, has said.
She told the 2012 Batch ‘B’ corps members posted to the state on Wednesday that the advice was informed by the prevailing security situation in the country.
At the swearing-in ceremony of the corps members held at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Tsafe, Bakka said “corps members are forbidden from granting press interviews or issue written statements bothering on contemporary political matters.”
And for NYSC members deployed in Bayelsa State, Governor Seriake Dickson has announced meal subsidy to them for the three weeks they would spend at the Orientation Camp.
Dickson made the pledge at the swearing-in of the 2,385 members posted to the state at the Orientation Camp in Kaiama of Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Council.
The governor said he was aware of the challenges faced by corps members and the authorities of the NYSC and promised to address some of them.
He pledged to review upward the pay package of the corps members during their service in the state.
Dickson said: “The deployment of corps members to the state marked a new beginning in their lives, adding that that the objective of the service had not been defeated in spite of the challenges facing the scheme.
But Bakka directed corps member who had views to express to use the suggestion boxes strategically provided within the camp.
“I urge you to make suggestions and forward your complaints through the boxes or pass same through your platoon officers
for redress,” she declared.
Bakka warned that any corps member who disregarded the warning would be sanctioned.