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News - April 3, 2019

NYSC May Withdraw Members From Bayelsa Over Insecurity

Osagbemi Anthony

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has expressed dissatisfaction over what it described as “security concerns” on the safety of corps members deployed to the state for their national service.

The Director-General of the scheme, Suleiman Kazaure, revealed this on Tuesday, when he visited the 2019 Batch A corps members at the NYSC orientation camp at Kaiama in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the state.

Ivotesng.com recalls that two corps members were killed in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, by suspected armed robbers.

Kazaure threatened to withdraw corps members from Bayelsa State over incessant attacks on the young men and women in service to the fatherland.

As he puts it: “Corps members are the national assets on national assignment; if nothing is done by the state government about the killing of corps members, we will withdraw corps members from serving in Bayelsa State.

“I have come to see the 2019 Batch ‘A’ corps members in the camp and to assess facilities in the camp, but our major concern here is the safety of these young people.

“I want to draw the attention of Governor Seriake Dickson because he is the Chief Security Officer of the state. So, there is need for him to do the needful in terms of security of the corps members.”

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