Ms. Christy Uba, acting CEO of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has warned corps members to deter involvement in local politics.

Uba gave the warning at the closing ceremony of the 2022 Batch ‘C’ Stream II Orientation Course at the Damare Orientation Camp in Girei, Adamawa on Tuesday.

Represented by Mr. Jingi Denis, the NYSC State Coordinator, she advised them to make a positive impact in their respective host communities through the Community Development Service (CDS).

“In accordance with the objectives of the scheme, you are expected to integrate into your host communities while appreciating and respecting their cultures.

“You must desist from meddling in their local politics. In addition, I encourage you to undertake personal and group Community Development Service projects that will help raise the standard of living for people in your host communities,” said Uba.

In addition, the CEO urged them to maintain the spirit of patriotism, hard work and resilience during the orientation course.

“It is my fervent hope that you will strive to meet the expectations of Nigerians by contributing to the progress and development of our beloved country,” he said.

She advised them to accept their shipping letters to primary assignment locations in good faith and to be security conscious at all times.

Uba encouraged corps members to take advantage of the skills gained in the business development program by taking advantage of post-camp training opportunities.

“This will go a long way in empowering you to be self-sufficient.

“For our part, we are in contact with financial institutions and other interested parties in order to provide start-up loans that allow you to make your business dreams come true.

“I want to assure you that management will continue to explore ways to optimize the impact of the program,” he said.

The director general also appealed to the employers of the corps to always accept the corps members assigned to them and take the necessary measures for their welfare.

“Furthermore, I urge employers to properly mentor these young Nigerians so that they can fulfill their potential,” he said. (YAYA)