Pic.33. Members of the 2016 Batch B NYSC members on parade at the close of their Orientation Course in Rivers on Wednesday (14/12/16). 9096/14/12/2016/Chidi Ohalete/OTU/BJO/NAN

By George Ogbolu with agency report

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The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Sule Zakari Kazuare, has advised corps members against unnecessary travel.

The NYSC boss, represented by the Director of Mobilization, Chief Frank Ekpunobi, made this known when he visited a camp at Issele-Uku, Delta State, on Monday.

He said all corps members should remain in their places of primary assignment and work hard to bag awards.

Kazuare further expressed delight over the gainful impact of the NYSC scheme, adding that there is no where you go to today in Nigeria that you will not find corps members rendering services to the nation.

He dismissed insinuations alluding to scrapping of the scheme, saying it was only borne out of ‘poverty of information’.

The NYSC DG said the scheme, which was created with the sole aim of national integration after the three years of civil war, had performed wonderfully well in the area of education, health delivery and increase in literacy.

Earlier, the scheme’s Delta state coordinator, Benjamin Omotade, said that camping activities commenced on a promising note.

Omotade said different agencies including the Nigerian police have cordial relationship with camp officials.

He also said the staff of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in the state were also on ground to render qualitative healthcare services to corps members.