Mrs. Ada Imoni, the Gombe State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps, has advised prospective corps members against defacing the NYSC uniform by slimming it down, using a rubber band at the khaki trousers hem, or cutting it to three quarters.
Mrs. Imoni issued the warning on Monday, October 18, only days before the 2021 Batch C Stream I Orientation Course, which will take place from Wednesday through Tuesday, November 9th.
“Management of the scheme has observed the growing trend of defacement of the NYSC uniform and improper dressing by Corps members. In view of that, Prospective Corps members are advised not to deface the uniform either by slim-fitting, use of rubber band at the hem of the khaki trouser, or cutting it to three quarters. They must be ready to be properly dressed for all occasions and functions, as leaders of tomorrow and role models to millions of youth in the country.” the statement read.
She also advised prospective Corps members to avoid night journeys and be prepared to observe the Covid-19 safety measures.
“You are to also come prepared to observe the Covid 19 safety measures of regular use of the face mask, washing of hands under running water, and use of alcohol-based sanitizers. With strict adherence to the Covid 19 safety measures, we can mitigate the risk of transmission of the virus on camp,” she said.
“In case of any emergency, contact the following numbers: (State Coordinator; Mrs. Ada Imoni (08163711318 ) and Mr. Alhasssan Ndako Bida ( 07033783462) Camp Director.
“Please avoid night journeys and ensure that you board vehicles at designated motor parks. Break your journey once it is 6 pm and continue the next day where necessary. Remember, your safety is our priority.”