The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has condemned alleged act of electoral misconduct involving a corps member, Orji Nkenna and some staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun State.
This is contained in a statement by the NYSC Director, Press and Public Relations, Mr Eddy Megwa, on Sunday in Abuja.According to him, it is rather unfortunate that Nkenna, who is one of the accused persons, could debase himself into such an atrocious act.”We have also noted that the case is under investigation, and if found guilty, the law should be invoked accordingly.”The NYSC, as a responsible youth-moulding organisation, hereby dissociates itself from such unpatriotic act of the culprits,” he said.Megwa said the involvement of corps members, in previous elections in the country was borne out of their track record of impeccable performances in several previous national assignments.He added that the scheme was proud of all of them that stuck to the rules.He also said all corps members, right from the orientation camps, were always sensitised by NYSC and INEC officials, to their roles during elections, including the statutory sanctions, in case they violated the electoral laws.”Consequently, any corps member that engages himself in any form of electoral offence, must squarely face the wrath of the law, as stipulated in the electoral act.”NYSC will continue to play its role of promoting the unity and integration of the country, as it has been doing in its almost 50 years of existence.”With the 2023 general elections around the corner, the NYSC will not relent in consolidating the long existing partnership with INEC, towards ensuring a free, fair and credible election, to the delight of all Nigerians and the world at large.”The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Osun Police Command on Saturday said it arrested Nkenna, an INEC supervisor and another, for being responsible for missing Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
The command’s Spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, alleged that the accused and others at large, manipulated the collection of PVCs at their Local Government Collection Office, in Atakumosa West Local Government Area.
No fewer than 270 residents of Oregun, Ikeja, on Wednesday benefited from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) free medical care through its Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD).The HIRD is targeted at the grassroots for medical consultation/examination to the people, eye checks, health talk, free drugs and counselling.The inauguration by Oba Oregun, Oba Olusesan Kudoro, in company of Mr Oladotun Olakanle Chairman, Onigbongbo LCDA and NYSC Lagos Coordinator, Mrs Yetunde Baderinwa, was held at the Oba’s Palace.Oba Kudoro commended the NYSC Lagos for bringing the free medicals down to the reach of the people in Oregun community, and solicited for continuity as health was paramount to survival of the people.“We are delighted to have you NYSC members and officials in our midst and most importantly to provide us with free medical examinations, drugs and educating the people on general health care.“It is a laudable initiative and we will like and appreciate if you can sustain this exercise, by coming from time to time with this offer; we are ready to provide the logistics,” he added.The traditional ruler enjoined the beneficiaries to take advantage of the initiative and take proper care of their health, adhere to prescriptions on drugs given and adhere strictly to other medical advice.Baderinwa in response, thanked Oba Kudoro for a warm welcome and creating an enabling environment for the scheme to carry out the outreach throught the volunteers.She, however, promised that more medical outreaches would be carried out periodically to sustain healthcare among the people in the community, adding, “call us anytime, we will be willing to come”.Olakanle applauded the State Coordinator said the Corps members for leaving an indelible mark in the community through the selfless service they have rendered to the people.The Chairman also passionately appealed to the NYSC Lagos Coordinator and solicited that Corps members in the medical field should be deployed to the Local Government Primary Health Care (PHC).“The Onigbongbo council has six wards with seven PHCs and four being functional by every standard but we need doctors and pharmacists to assist in the remaining three, we’ll take care of them.“This is a special and passionate appeal that we are making; we are aware that a batch of Corp members presently in camp will soon pass out for primary assignment,” he added.(NAN)
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Lagos State on Saturday felicitated Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on his 57th birth anniversary.
Mrs Yetunde Baderinwa ,NYSC State Co-ordinator,in a statement by Mrs Joyce Madaki , Assistant Director,Press and Public Relations, in Lagos described Sanwoolu as a great governor.
According to Baderinwa, the NYSC in Lagos is pleased with Gov. Sanwo-Olu’s fatherly role and support, which has been instrumental in the smooth operation of the scheme in the state.
The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Mohammad Fadah, has advised corps members to avail themselves of the opportunity of the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAID) and learn a skill.
According to him, this will prepare them to be self-reliant post- NYSC.
Fadah, who resumed office May 15, 2022, gave the advice on Thursday on his first visit to the NYSC Lagos state, while addressing the 2022 Batch B, Stream 1 in the NYSC Temporary Orientation Camp in Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos. He also urged the corps members to apply the Dos and stay away from all Don’ts of the of the orientation camp.According to him, the guidelines which are spelt out in the handbooks given to them have don’ts which are absolute with no and zero tolerance to cultism, drug abuse and negative use of social media among others.“As good children, you have to adhere strictly to the camp by doing all the Dos and staying away completely from all the Don’ts as you are observing this orientation programmes.“Movement anyhow in and outside the camp is not encouraged, don’t do it, but if you must and have cause for such, take necessary permission from the camp.“There are no ‘White collar’ jobs out there, that is the reason for the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAID), and you identify the one you want to learn.“Take it very seriously. It is an additional knowledge, so that you can have something to practice, take home and fall back on after the one year mandatory service to the fatherland,” he said.The NYSC D-G expressed gratitude to the Lagos State Government (LASG) for the immense support to the NYSC in Lagos.“I really thank the LASG for its unflinching support to NYSC, Lagos, particularly for the smooth conduct of the orientation camp programmes for corps members deployed here,” he said.
Nigeria will be a host for the Commonwealth Youth Secretariat, the Commonwealth Youth Ministerial Task Force announced on Thursday.Hon. Sarah Nyirabashiti Mateke, made the announcement at the meeting of the task force, one of the series of events to mark the Commonwealth Head of Government Meetings (CHOGM) 2022 in Kigali.Earlier, Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, indicated Nigeria’s interest to host the Secretariat in response to a request by a member on the need to have an administrative infrastructure for young people.Everton Rattary, Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) Vice-Chairman Partnerships and Resources, appealed to member-nations to host the council secretariat, adding it would aid in executing the CYC’s projects.“The mandate of the organisation is carried out through its administration.“The execution of our projects will only be possible if we have the infrastructure in place and it will be the starting point for people to help us re-establish it. “So literally, if we don’t have a secretariat, it’s almost as though we are making plans, with no intention of execution ,” Rattary said.On his part, Dare said the CYC would connect easily with the youth programmes in the country, in the event of the establishment of its secretariat in Nigeria.“With about 1.5 billion youths from the Commonwealth, it is important that they have an administrative office where they can coordinate.“Looking at the size of the youth population in Nigeria, which is about 150 million and also at the youth programs, like the N-Power, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) etc, I feel Nigeria will be a good place to host the CYC.“The Council can connect to the programmes we have in Nigeria, other countries can learn from that and also bring some models from other countries.“Nigeria has always been a hub when it comes to youth development, given the size of our youths, our innovative minds and more, it would be great to have the CYC secretariat in Nigeria,” Dare added.On her part Mateke, who is also Minister of State for Youth and Children Affairs, Uganda, said terms of reference would be stated soon to guide the secretariat. (www