Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, Dirctor General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has warned that any corps member caught smoking Indian hemp would be dismissed form the scheme.
The DG gave the warning while addressing Batch B Stream 2 corps members undergoing orientation at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Sagamu, on Friday.
He noted that if anyone was caught breaking the rules or abusing drugs and substances, such corps member would be handed over to the police and dismissed instantly.
“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 stated.
Ibrahim also urged the corps members to take advantage of the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme put in place by the NYSC.
He stated that Bank of Industry and the Central Bank of Nigeria were ready to provide incentives in form of short loans to aid corps members’ commercial drive.
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