The director-general, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, has made it clear that any corps member caught smoking Indian hemp would be dismissed from the scheme.
The NYSC DG said this while addressing Batch B Stream 2 corps members undergoing orientation at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Sagamu, on Friday.
According to him, anyone caught abusing drugs and substances, or breaking any rule of the scheme would be promptly handed over to the police and subsequently dismissed.
“Let posterity guide you in every decision and action you take in life.
“You can imagine how much your parents have invested in you so that they could have rest of mind in their old ages knowing fully well you are capable of fending for yourself.
“How do you think they will feel if anyone of you is dismissed for bad conduct? Everywhere you go in life, they will ask you what happened.
“So, I implore you to always be of good conduct and imbibe the tenets of the scheme for which you were called to serve.
“Unity and discipline, fundamental aspects of your orientation, should guide you throughout the duration of your service,” he said.
On acquiring skills, the DG urged Corps members to take advantage of the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme saying that the Bank of Industry and the CBN were more than willing to give short loans to aid corps members.
“Once you benefit from the loan scheme, please I beg you not to default so that others too can benefit from the programme.
“Gone are the days where you can relax somewhere after obtaining your certificates and expect white collar jobs at the centre.
“You must develop your creative enterprise and make jobs where none exists.
Seek to be employers and not employers”, he added.