Spend your night at military barracks to avoid night journeys-NYSC DG to corps members

Spend your night at military barracks
Spend your night at military barracks

Spend your night at military barracks to avoid night journeys.

Corps Members have been advised to spend their nights at military barracks, Corps Lodges, NYSC State Secretariats and palaces whenever their journey is going beyond six in the evening for safety reasons.

NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu lbrahim stated this in a virtual address to Corps Members commemorating the end of the 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream One Orientation Course yesterday 16th August.

He said the Scheme had partnered with the Federal Road Safety Corps, both at its National Headquarters in Abuja and at the state level, including the transport unions on the need to provide roadworthy vehicles and other modalities that would ensure accident-free journey for Corps Members while travelling.

Spend your night at military barracks

The DG who also admonished them not to board vehicles by the roadside, but rather go to established transits in order to guarantee their safety.

According to DG, Corps Members are to be security conscious and avoid indulging in acts that can endanger their lives.

All of you must be conscious of your security and you must not put yourselves in harm’s way. You must not travel at night and for those of you going on relocation you must adhere to this instruction.

Go to the designated motor parks and under no condition must you board vehicles by the roadside.

Your parents have invested so much in you and they want return on their investment. The Federal Government cares for you, NYSC loves you and we don’t want anything untoward to happen to you, he said.

Spend your night at military barracks

The Director-General also instructed them to sensitize Nigerians on the non-pharmaceutical safety protocols of COVID-19 as they are deployed to their places of primary assignment.

He notified them that they can present themselves for COVID-19 vaccination, adding that there is nothing toxic with the vaccine.

For you to be protected, please get yourselves vaccinated and in all the communities you will be deployed, sensitise the members that there is nothing harmful when one is vaccinated.

Protect yourselves so that you can protect others. Don’t let down your guards. You must adhere strictly to the non-pharmaceutical safety protocols of COVID-19, he said.


The Director-General warned the Corps Members against unfavorable use of the social media but advised that they should use the social media to promote national unity and integration and be careful with the type of data they disseminate online.

Be careful on what you post on the social media. Be of good conduct and don’t cut corners. You are the leaders of this country. Avoid cybercrimes, shun drugs, work hard, pursue your dreams with passion and commitment and the sky will be your limit, Ibrahim said.


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