The National Youth Service Corps DG has advised prospective Corps members to always give correct information on their states of health while registering for mobilization into the Scheme. This is again in reaction to the loss of three Corps members recently.
The Director-General, Brigadier General Sulaiman Kazaure, gave the advice when he addressed the 2016 Batch ‘B’ (Stream I) Corps members at the Orientation camps in Anambra and Delta States. He explained that the essence of making provision for information on health status in the NYSC online registration process was to allow deployment of those with special health needs to their home states or locations of health facilities where they were receiving care.
The Director-General noted, however, that many prospective Corps members deliberately concealed their illnesses while registering on the platform. He said the entire Management of the Scheme was saddened by the loss of three Corps members in Bayelsa, Kano and Zamfara camps and would continue to accord top priority to the welfare and security of Corps members.