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NYSC board chair seeks more protection at corps lodges, camps 


The governing board of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has appealed for more police protection at all its orientation camps and corps lodges across the country.

The Chairman, NYSC National Governing Board, Ambassador Fatima Balla Abubakar, made the request, Wednesday, when she led other members of the board on a courtesy visit to the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Alkali Baba Usman at the Force Headquarters Abuja.

The chairman, who commended the Nigerian Police Force for its numerous assistances for NYSC also requested adequate security for the corps members that would participate as ad-hoc staff in the 2023 general elections.

“The Police have been able to keep our Corps Members safe. You have always been giving us good officers to represent you on the NYSC National Governing Board. We also request for the deployment of more Police officers in our Orientation Camps”, Balla said. 

The NYSC Director General, Brig.- Gen Yusha’u Dogara Ahmed in his remarks called for stronger collaboration between the two agencies.

In his response, the IGP lauded the contributions of the NYSC to national development since its inception almost 50 years ago.

The police chief reminiscenced on his memorable youth service days in 1985 at Igbo-Ora in old Oyo state, adding that the Scheme is a tool for national unity and integration.

“The NYSC is a very good Scheme and we will do everything possible to ensure that the Scheme succeeds.

“We are going to provide adequate protection for the Corps Members that would participate as electoral officers during the 2023 general elections”, he said.

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