NYSC Orders Corps Members to Stop Posting Camp Activities on Social Media

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Yusha’u Ahmed, has cautioned corps members about sharing camp activities on social media platforms.

Ahmed emphasized that the experiences documented during the three-week exercise should remain for personal enjoyment only.

According to a statement released on Sunday, the DG delivered this admonition during his address to the 2024 Batch A Stream 1 corps members at the NYSC Ogun State Permanent Orientation Camp in Sagamu.

Furthermore, he advised the corps members against undertaking unnecessary journeys, especially unauthorized ones, stressing the paramount importance of prioritizing their safety above all else.

While urging the corps members to make the best of their service year, Ahmed said, “Don’t allow your service year to go idle without utilising it. No single hour should go unproductive. You must continue to do something in line with your goals.

“You are not expected to post camp activities on social media, whatever is recorded should be for your personal consumption.

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“You must also be wary of embarking on unnecessary and unauthorised journeys, take personal security seriously.”

Ahmed also encouraged corps members to engage with the NYSC Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Programme to become creators of wealth.

He mentioned that the scheme is collaborating with various financial institutions including the Bank of Industry, Access Bank, Wema Bank, NNPC Foundation, and others, to provide Corps Members with interest-free loans and grants.

In her welcome address, the State Coordinator, Olayinka Nasamu, noted that the participants have demonstrated good behavior and have adjusted well to the structured life on camp.

The NYSC DG generously donated four cows and cash gifts to several categories of corps members.

Accompanying the DG were the Director of Special Duties, Mrs. Bona Fasakin, and the Director of the Press and Public Relations Unit, Mr. Edwin Megwa, among others.

The NYSC program spans a year and commences with a three-week orientation course, being mandatory for all Nigerian graduates mobilized for national service.