The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has directed its personnel whose assets declaration dates are due to make such declaration immediately.
The directive was issued on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at the opening ceremony of the body’s 2016 Annual Management Conference (AMC), in Asaba, the Delta State.
The NYSC Director General, General Johnson Olawumi, in a statement, noted that the directive is a lieu with the code of conduct for public officers, according to Vanguard.
The statement issued in Abuja by the DG’s Director of Press, Mrs. Abosede Aderibigbe, stated that the management had been very consistent in ensuring strict adherence to policy guidelines in all aspects of the scheme’s operations.
Olawumi commended the corps members that actively participated in the 2015 General Elections.
He said: “I therefore wish to commend the political class, security agencies, and the electorate for their support to Corps members during the exercise. We assure all Nigerians that given such opportunity in the future, we will not disappoint the nation.”
The DG also disclosed that a holistic medical outreach was launched by the scheme through its Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD), with an assurance that the programme would be sustained, and used in assisting the country to contain the spread of lassa fever.
He solicited the support of state governments, international and private organizations towards the project which was also meant to assist corps members who have permanent disability through the duration of their service year.
Furthermore, Olawumi disclosed that the scheme had installed latest security chips that could track a distressed caller easily. He implored the corps members to always call the NYSC Distress Call Centre whenever the need arises.
The DG expressed immense gratitude to host communities, security agencies nationwide and other stakeholders, including the Delta State Government, for their support towards the welfare and safety of corps members.