The director general, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Sulaiman Kazaure has cautioned the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Cadets to shun drugs, cultism and other vices.
Kazaure made this know at the NYSC headquarters Abuja yesterday, when the head of department, Computer Science, Nigerian Defence Academy, Dr. Phillip Odion paid him a courtesy visit with about 37 Nigerian Defence Academy cadets.
He said, “Soon you will pass out as officers, you will serve either as instructors, staff officers or commandants. I am sure you look forward to reaching the peak in your carrier, like becoming a General. There is no short cut to reaching the sky, you have to be duty bound and God fearing. Avoid cultism, drugs and shun every aspect of evil vices. You are lucky to be computer students, which makes you appropriate in all form. Be up and doing, there are no short cuts to success, many of us started but few are still in this noble race. Do your best by adding value to the system and always remember your creator”.
Earlier, the head of department, Computer Science, Nigerian Defence Academy, Dr. Phillip Odion, said, they visited the NYSC facilities and ICT centres with the director of the centre taking the cadets through NYSC activities. “ We were made to know that the portals was opened yesterday for the registration of prospective corps members and we were also told that before they are registered the automation has a way of sweeping out those that are not qualified to register for the service because, before you register, your course must be accredited by National Universities Commission (NUC) besides that, she also said that foreign graduates are also verified to know if the courses they read are authentic, if not they will not be registered. We also learnt about the new system for example ‘if somebody has been posted and for three months that person is not at the posting point the system can detect and report back to the management for disciplinary action to be taken against the person.”