December 13, 2018
Metro News

#PlateauKillings: NYSC Makes Statement On Withdrawing Corps Members From Plateau State

The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Brig. Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, has said the scheme will not withdraw corps members deployed to Plateau State.

The NYSC boss, however ,said arrangements have been made to guarantee their safety in line with the NYSC Act (2004).

He said this while reacting to the recent killing of over 200 persons in Plateau state by suspected armed herdsmen.

Speaking on Thursday at a workshop organized in Abuja for all protocol officers of the scheme, Kazaure tasked NYSC staff to make security an integral part of the planning process in all NYSC events by stepping up liaison with relevant agencies.

He also urged them to embrace new ideas in their approach to events management so as to conform with global trends and guarantee adequate security coverage.

Kazaure, who was represented by Mrs. Victoria Okakwu, the scheme’s Director of Planning, Research and Statistics, said: “NYSC is a human organisation. We feel whatever happens in any part of the country. Just the way we handled the insecurity of the Northeast, we will handle the situation in Plateau, Benue, and other volatile states.

“We are very responsive. We will work in line with the NYSC Act to ensure that the lives of corps members are safe.

“We will not withdraw our corps members from Plateau but we have plans to guarantee their safety. We cannot disclose the plans because security matters are not discussed in the open.”

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