NYSC D-G urges stakeholders to treat corps members with respect

Brig.-Gen. Yushau Ahmed, the Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has urged stakeholders, specifically, staff  of the scheme to treat corps members with caution and respect.

Ahmed made the call in Kaduna on Thursday at the opening of the 2024 Batch ‘B’ pre-orientation workshop for NYSC critical stakeholders drawn from the 36 states and Abuja.

The D-G said that it was important for every staff of the scheme to control their emotions while dealing with the youths.

Ahmed who spoke on the theme: “Emotional Intelligence: An Indispensable Tool for Successful Orientation Programmes” insisted that the current crop of young Nigerian graduates should be handled with care.

The D-G said that emotional intelligence as a concept in psychology remained germane to the scheme’s mandate to take charge of young graduates.

He said that the pre-orientation workshop was aimed at bringing stakeholders to the realisation that caution and respect were critical to their duties in dealing with corps members.

“We need to exercise restraints in the way we treat corps members. We must always control our emotions because the youths of today must be treated with caution,” he said.

Ahmed urged the stakeholders to give priority attention to the welfare of corps members during and after orientation courses.

“We need to give them the necessary attention, they are the reason for the service scheme. I urge you to be very patient with them all the time,” he said.

Earlier, Gov. Uba Sani of Kaduna State, reiterated the importance of the NYSC scheme to national integration since its establishment 51 years ago.

Represented by Hajiya Rabi Salisu, the Commissioner for Human Services and Social Development, Sani said that the scheme had enhanced the spirit of patriotism and hard work in Nigerian youths.

He commended the scheme’s management for showing rare interest in the welfare of corps members through workshops and other stakeholder engagements.

“These engagements have enabled you to examine and strategise on how your operations will continue to meet up with challenges

“The engagements also serve as avenues for evaluating the performance of the scheme in achieving its objectives.

“l use this forum to reaffirm the commitment of the Kaduna State Government towards supporting the activities of NYSC in our dear state and beyond,” he said.

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