By Dayo Johnson
AKURE—THE Director General of the National Youth Corps, NYSC, Brig. Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, yesterday, outlawed night parties and social events by corp members during their service year across the country.
He, however, said that approval from the appropriate authority in each state will be granted if any social event will hold by the Corp members.
Kazaure spoke in Akure against the backdrop of the death of nine corps members drowned during a picnic in Taraba State.
Addressing corps members in Ikare Akoko, Kazaure said: “All social events must not hold without approvals.”
He pointed out that the NYSC was “devastated with the sad occurrence in Taraba state where nine corps member drowned.”
He said: “I am sure you are aware we lost nine corps members in Taraba, they were 2018 batch A corps members.
“Whenever you are going to embark on any social outings, you must seek clearance from NYSC officials, either the Local Government Inspectors or the State Coordinator that is my directive.
Kazaure reiterated the commitment of the scheme to security and welfare of corps members nationwide.
Earlier, the Ondo State coordinator, Mrs. Grace Akpabio said the visit of the Director-General will further boost the morale of the staff and the corp members in the state.