Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, Director-General of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), said the Corps has stopped the relocation of 1,000 corps members due to unethical actions in the 2021 relocation proceedings.
On the side-lines of the 2021 Workshop for Inspectors’ Development Programme (IDP) for staff of the organization in Abuja on Wednesday, Ibrahim revealed this.
Optimizing the Ideals of the Scheme through Effective Utilization of the NYSC Inspector” is the focus of the workshop.
He also cautioned members of the staff who were engaging in such acts that they would face disciplinary action if they did not stop.
Some corps members that we believe we’re involved in some unethical practices in an attempt to compromise our relocation processes were cancelled.
The challenges are that some people are tempted to compromise our staff and get themselves involved in unethical practices and so on.
Recently, we have to block some of our corps members because we won’t condone any act of indiscipline and we are not going to compromise our mobilisation process; our deployment and relocation are free.
We approved the relocation but when it was done, we later discovered that there were some unethical practices and we cancelled it.
And, we are still investigating, so anybody involved will be disciplined accordingly. We have blocked 1,000 Corps members nationwide, involved in such practices.
On the workshop, Ibrahim said that it was important to prepare the participants to build the correct mentality and abilities to deal with obstacles in the scheme’s daily operations.
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He went on to say that through intensifying engagement with key players at the grassroots, the program would be able to take steps to eliminate all types of stumbling blocks to its operations.
The inspectors are in the inspector’s cadre and they are always in the nooks and cranny of this country dealing with corps members.
So, it is very important for us to train them and retrain them so that they will be in tune with our best practices and that is the essence of this training.
Similarly, Mr Ayodele Omotade, Director, Corps Welfare and Health Services Department, stated that the organization places a great value on educating and retraining its staff in order to face current social concerns.
Omotade stated that the inspectorate cadre was usually on the frontline of policy implementation at the grassroots, hence the necessity for the training to equip them to face problems of Corps administration.
As a result, he urged participants to pay close attention to resource personnel in order to ensure that they are well prepared to carry out their monitoring and mentoring tasks to corps members.