Director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah has told corps members that the scheme has zero tolerance for cultism, internet fraud, hooliganism and other forms of social vices.
Fadah said anyone found indulging in them would be sanctioned in line with NYSC bye laws.
He stated this yesterday when he addressed corps members at the NYSC Plateau State Orientation Camp in Mangu.
The DG congratulated them on the successful completion of their studies which qualified them for mobilisation for national service.
In a press statement signed by NYSC director, press and public relations, Eddy Megwa, the DG urged the corps members to use the social media for national unity and cohesion, and avoid spreading unconfirmed news that could cause public disaffection.
“Ensure that you use the social media positively for the promotion of national unity and integration. Be conversant with NYSC bye laws and avoid infractions,” he said.
Fadah admonished the corps members to acquire vocational skills through the NYSC Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) to empower them for self-employment, adding that salaried jobs were scarce to get.
General Fadah also implored them to adhere strictly to the electoral laws when they are called upon to serve as ad-hoc staff during elections.
The NYSC Plateau State coordinator, Mrs Daniel Rifkatu Yakubu, informed Fadah that the corps members were law-abiding and had adjusted to the regimented camp life.
She said 571 corps members comprising 252 males and 319 females had been registered as at the time of the DF’s visit.