In a bid to spring forth new initiatives to redefine youth and sports development especially among the youth corps members, Ibadan North local government council is set to host the second edition of the NYSC inter local government football and volley ball competition.
The competition tagged, “NYSC Inter Local Government Football and Volley Ball Competition”, will be held at the Liberty Stadium today, 12th of November, 2021; with the finals slated to hold on the 16th of December, 2021 at the Adamasingba Main Bowl, Ibadan.
The Sports Coordinator, NYSC, Austin Obuerafor disclosed to newsmen that the motive and purpose of the competition was to foster unity, engage youth corps members with sporting activities as well as discourage youth corps members from unnecessary travels.
The Executive Chairman of Ibadan North Local Government, Hon. Yussuf Sahib Oladayo; through his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Akinwale Bodija, reiterated his commitments towards sporting activities and youth empowerment most especially in Ibadan North local government.
“I can remember vividly the chairman of Ibadan North local government, welcoming the youth corpers to the local government, assuring the corps members of his utmost support and letting them know his doors are widely open to innovations and suggestions that have to do with the youths in the council area. Therefore, it’s not news that Ibadan North local government is having a major stake on this competition”, Akinwale concluded.
Meanwhile, it was gathered that the second edition of the competition will indulge the participation of twelve local governments from Ibadan.
DG warns corp members against involvement in partisan politics
The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has charged members of the Batch C Stream 1 to avoid the temptation to engage in local politics as it is a no-go area and is against the provisions of the NYSC Act and Bye-Laws as well as workplace rules and regulations.
This is as he urged the corps members to be security conscious at all times and to steer clear of any acts that can put them in harm’s way.
The NYSC Director-General made this known during the terminal parade/closing of the 2021 Batch C Stream 1 orientation course held Tuesday, November 9, 2021.
General Ibrahim noted that acts that could put the corps members in harm’s way include staying out late nights, attendance of night parties, visitation of dangerous places, and acceptance of car rides from strangers.
The NYSC boss, while assuring them of the scheme’s commitment to their security and general welfare disclosed that the NYSC was in constant liaison with security agencies and other stakeholders with the view of ensuring safety as well as addressing other essential needs for a fulfilled service year.
Ibrahim, who charged the corps members to be good ambassadors of the NYSC, admonished them to be wary of vices like drug abuse, cybercrime, and advanced free fraud that can soil their images
He reminded them that membership of the NYSC did not confer immunity from the legal consequences of wrongdoing if caught and also enjoined them to continue being law-abiding citizens.
In order to ensure that corps members were not involved in any accident, the NYSC DG reminded them that there was still an embargo on unauthorised journeys and night trips.
While advising against night trips, General Ibrahim maintained that it will increase the risk of accidents and make rescue in the case of an eventuality very difficult.
Meanwhile, the Osun State Coordinator, Mrs. Winifred Shokpeka during the closing ceremony for the 1,579 corps members deployed to the state, tasked them to always adhere to the COVID-19 protocols and ensure that they are vaccinated with their vaccination card as proof.
She reminded the NYSC members that the Federal Government directive that unvaccinated individuals would not be permitted in public facilities from December 1 would apply to them.
A total number of 1,579 corps members were deployed to Osun State for the Batch C Stream 1 orientation course, out of which 777 were males and 802 were females.
NYSC: Gombe Warns Corps Members Against Slim-Fitting Uniforms
Intending corps members in Gombe State have been warned against the attitude of shredding their National Youth Service Corps uniforms.
The State NYSC Coordinator, Ada Imoni, warned the prospective corps members in a statement titled, ‘2021 Batch ‘C’ Stream I Orientation Course’, Naija News 247 understands.
Imoni decried how some corps members slim-fit, cut their pair of trousers to become shorter.
She said: “Management of the scheme has observed the growing trend of defacement of the NYSC uniform and improper dressing by Corps members. In view of that, Prospective Corps Members are advised not to deface the uniform either by slim-fitting, use of rubber band at the helm of the khaki trouser or cutting it to ‘three quarter’.
“They must be ready to be properly dressed for all occasions and function as leaders of tomorrow and role models to millions of youth in the country,” she said.
Imoni also reminded the prospective corps to come prepared to the orientation camp on Wednesday 20th October with strict observance of the COVID-19 safety measures.
The statement revealed that camping will last through Tuesday 9th November 2021.
“You are to also come prepared to observe the COVID-19 safety measures of regular use of the face mask, washing of hands under running water, and use of alcohol-based sanitisers. With strict adherence to the COVID-19 safety measures, we can mitigate the risk of transmission of the virus on camp,” the statement highlighted.
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