The News Agency of Nigeria, the National Youth Service Corps has tagged it an offence for corps members to paint the scheme and the nation bad on social media.
NYSC Director-General, Shuaibu Ibrahim, made the disclosure in his address at the closing ceremony of the orientation course for the 2021 Batch C, Stream 1, held on Tuesday at NYSC Temporary Orientation Camp, Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Ibrahim was represented by the Coordinator, NYSC Lagos Office, Eddy Megwa, at the passing-out of the 2,015 corp members.
“It is not in your place to go into the social media to paint the scheme which you are part and parcel bad, but you are rather expected to use the platform to your credit and NYSC. It is, therefore, an offence to have any corps member to go into the social media space to paint the scheme or nation at large in a bad note,” he said.
The NYSC DG also warned the corps members against travelling at night, while stressing the need for them to be more security conscious as they embark on the second phase of the scheme.
“Avoid travelling as much as you can, and in case you are on transit and is getting late after 6:00 p.m, please endeavour to pass the night there and save your life,” he advised.