The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Mohammed Fadah, has appealed to corp members in Gombe State against spreading fake news through social media.
The DG gave this fair warning during the opening of the 2022 Batch 'B' Stream 1 Orientation Course in Asaya camp, Kogi State.
Represented by Mofoluwasho Adebimpe Williams, Kogi State Coordinator of NYSC, Fadah encouraged corp members to take part in activities that prompt national unity and development while avoiding those that bring about negative vices including drug abuse and cultism among others.
"One of the objectives of NYSC is the promotion of national unity and integration. Hence, your deployment away from your States of origin and your assemblage here from diverse ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds.
"This policy will not only offer you the opportunity for a broader understanding of the country, but also entrench the culture of working together in an atmosphere filled with friendship, peace, harmony, and a shared vision of a great and prosperous Nigeria,” he said.
He also urged the corp members to report any suspicious activity on the campground.
Fadah called on stakeholders to support the establishment of the NYSC Trust Fund which was close to the height of legislation, noting that importantly address the issue of infrastructure and start-up capital for corp members.
“May I also request all Stakeholders to render support towards the success of our Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD), which is aimed at providing easier access to free and qualitative health care, especially for the rural poor,” he added.