The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has warned serving corps members against joining the strike declared by organised labour unions over the controversy trailing the proposed N30,000 minimum wage.
Director-General, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure gave this warning on Monday while addressing 2018 Batch “C” Stream One Corps Members at Ogun State Orientation Camp in Sagamu.
A statement by NYSC’s Director of Press, Mrs Adenike Aderemi quoted Kazaure as urging corps members nationwide to be law-abiding and respect the constitution of the country as responsible leaders of today and tomorrow.
He said: “there is no provision for strike action in NYSC Act but services that will uphold the corporate entity of the nation. Any Corps Member that violates the rules and regulations of the NYSC Scheme would be sanctioned accordingly.”
Speaking further, General Kazaure promised that NYSC Management would continue to strive for the improved welfare and security of all Corps Members.
He used the forum to appeal to the Corps Members to embrace skill acquisition in order to reduce the increasing rate of unemployment as it would enable the become wealth creators and employers of labour.
Ogun State Coordinator, Mrs Josephine Bakare in her brief remarks, lamented the inadequate accommodation for Corps Members and Camp Officials and the need to expand the lecture hall in order to accommodate more Corps Members during lectures and other social activities.
She also disclosed that the attention of the State Government has been drawn to non-payment of State allowance to Corps Members.
“Corps Members with serious health challenges were given instant relocation. 21 nursing mothers and 4 Corps Members got instant relocation on health grounds”, Bakare added.
A total of 2,464 Corps Members comprising 1,207 males and 1,257 females registered in Ogun Camp.