by Isi Esene
National Youth Corps members posted to Kaduna have been handed something that must feel like a get-out-of-jail-free-card as the Director-General of NYSC, Brig-Gen. Nnamdi Okorie-Affia, has directed officials of the NYSC in Kaduna State to release corps members wishing to relocate from the state.
Okorie-Affia’s message was delivered on his behalf yesterday by Mrs. Victoria Ango, the Kaduna State co-ordinator of NYSC, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report.
In the statement, he said the NYSC is ready to release corps members who may wish to relocate to any state of their choice other than their state of origin for various reasons.
He added that due to the fear expressed by many of the 2012 Batch ‘B’ corps members, the director-general recently undertook a tour of some of the crisis-prone states in the North to assure them of their safety.
He, however, debunked rumours of mass relocation of corps members from Kaduna State, saying over 2,489 youths were sworn in for the service in the state on Wednesday.
The director-general concluded by commending the corps members’ zeal, discipline, dedication, loyalty and patriotism, which spurred them to “defy all odds to answer the clarion call”.
Let the relocations begin?