Nigeria’s Governor Simon Lalong has appealed to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), members posted to the State to avoid the forbidden practices of their host communities.
Lalong stated this on Wednesday, during the passing out parade ceremony of the 2019 Batch “C” Stream “2” Corps members deployed to Plateau State in north central part of the country.
He said: “Avoid their forbidden practices, I therefore encourage you to live peacefully with them and refrain from engaging in local politics”.
However assuring them of their security, the Governor said, “let me reassure you that the State would continually ensure that your security and welfare receives priority attention and be rest assured of an excellent hospitality by the government and good people of our dear State.
“Plateau is relatively peaceful and secured, I urge you to be security conscious and avoid wayward behaviors”, Lalong said.
Earlier, the NYSC Plateau State Coordinator, Mrs. Caroline Embu charged the Corps members to comport and conduct themselves appropriately with their host communities bearing in mind that they represent the nation and fulfilling the dreams of the country’s founding fathers.
“Henceforth your comportment, conduct, work-output and interactions with your host communities must reflect the training you have received and thereby distinguish you as patriotic citizens.
“You must remember at all times that you are carrying out the dreams and aspirations of our founding fathers and the nation in order to attain a better and greater tomorrow”.
Embu appealed to Lalong not to relent in his fatherly role of sustaining a peaceful environment in the State, saying that by so doing, visitors like the NYSC members will have no cause to seek for relocation from Plateau to other States but may even choose to settle down in the State after their service year, she said.