Friday, June 21, 2019

NYSC withdraws corps members posted to areas affected by banditry

The National Youth Service Corps, on Thursday, said it had withdrawn corps members posted to areas affected by bandit attacks in Niger State.

The state Coordinator of the NYSC, Mrs Funmilayo Ajayi, said this while briefing newsmen after the swearing-in ceremony of new corps members at the orientation camp in Paiko.

Ajayi said, “We will not post corps members to these areas because we cannot afford to lose any of them.

“Our eyes are on the corps members for the whole year; we are their parents and guardians. We owe them protection until they finish their service year.

“We have recalled all our corps members from crisis areas and re-posted them; we will not send any corps member to areas where bandits have carried out attacks.

“We are aware that the state government and security agencies are on top of the situation. For now, we will not post any of them to these areas until there are confirmed reports that the places are safe.”