Civil servants on the payroll of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), whose assets declaration dates are due, have been charged to make such declaration immediately as stipulated by the code of conduct.
The directive was given by Brigadier General Johnson Olawumi, the Director-General of the NYSC at the opening ceremony of its 2016 Annual Management Conference held Thursday.
He said the NYSC Management had been very serious with the issue of periodic assets declaration and also consistent in its enforcement by members of staff as well as ensuring strict adherence to policy guidelines in all aspects of the scheme’s operations.
Reflecting on the activities of the scheme, Olawumi recalled with pleasure the involvement of corps members in the successful conduct of the 2015 General Elections.
“I therefore wish to commend the political class, security agencies, and the electorate for their support to Corps members during the exercise. We assure all Nigerians that given such opportunity in the future, we will not disappoint the nation,” he said.
He equally said the scheme, through its Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD), launched a holistic medical outreach targeted at the rural poor nationwide, last year.
Olawumi noted that the programme would be sustained, and would especially be used in assisting the country to contain the spread of Lassa fever.
The Director-General, therefore, called on state governments as well as other international and private organizations to support the HIRD achieve its objective of impacting to quality healthcare delivery to all nooks and crannies of the country.
He urged stakeholders, especially corporate bodies and individual philanthropists, to help towards keeping the NYSC Hope Alive Initiative which was introduced with the aim of providing succour to corps members who suffer permanent disability during the service year.
The DG told the gathering that the scheme had put in place latest security equipment that could track a distressed caller easily, and went on to advise corps members to always call the NYSC Distress Call Centre whenever the need arises.