No Vaccination, No Deployment, NYSC DG Tells 68,000 Corps Members
The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has advised over 68,000 corps members posted nationwide to be security conscious.
Ibrahim gave the advice when he paid a visit to Lagos State NYSC Orientation Camp at Ipaja, ahead of the swearing ceremony for 2021 Batch ‘C’ Stream 2 corps members deployed to the state for the service year.
The DG also stressed that no corps member will be deployed to his or her primary assignment without being vaccinated.
He used the opportunity to direct the 68,000 corps members to go and vaccinate.
He said his message to the corps members mobilised nationwide is that they must be security conscious, shun crime, drug abuse, alcohol and misuse of social media for negative purposes.
“We love you so much. Be careful of your environment. Your parents have invested so much in your education. Don’t put yourself in harm or risk.
“Don’t give us and your parents, hypertension. Be careful of social media; use it to promote national integration. The oath you are taking is binding on you. We have made adequate security arrangements to protect your stay and throughout the service year but all of you must be security conscious,” Ibrahim advised.
The director general disclosed that the Federal Government directed that corps members must be vaccinated.
He warned that they will not be posted to their primary assignment if they are not vaccinated.
“You will not be accepted at your primary assignment if you are not vaccinated. Corps members are among agencies given priority for vaccination. Please vaccinate and protect yourself and others,” he said.
Ibrahim, who said he served in 1989, predicted that among the corps members, there will be presidents, governors, lawmakers and captains of industries that will move the country forward.
He commended the NYSC Lagos State coordinator and his team for the peaceful atmosphere in the camp and urged the corps members not to bribe anybody for posting.
NYSC Lagos State Coordinator, Mr Eddy Megwa, said 2,116 corps members were posted to the state, 382 dislodged to Ogun State and 633 posted to Osun State.
Megwa explained that vaccination of corps members in the orientation camp is ongoing and the Lagos Ministry of Health are in charge.
Ibrahim inspected a guard of honour mounted by Lagos State corps members during his visit to orientation camp.
Tinubu Signs Bill Unifying Retirement Age For Judicial Officers
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu yesterday signed his first piece of legislation as President, when he assented to a constitutional amendment bill bringing uniformity to the retirement age and pension rights of judicial officers in the country.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the State House Director of Information, Abiodun Oladunjoye, yesterday.
The statement is titled ‘President Tinubu assents to constitutional amendment Bill on uniformity in retirement age of judicial officers’.
The statement read in part: “In exercising the powers vested in him under the 1999 Constitution as amended, President Bola Tinubu yesterday at the State House assented to a fresh amendment of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“President Tinubu signed into law the ‘Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) (No.37), 2023’ presented by the outgoing 9th National Assembly”.
It added that “With the signing of the Constitutional amendment Bill, retirement age and pension rights of judicial officers have been effectively brought into uniformity and other related matters”.
While signing the amendment Bill into law, Tinubu pledged his administration’s dedication to strengthening the judiciary, ensuring the rule of law, and empowering judicial officers to execute their responsibilities effectively.
Democracy Day: FG Declares Monday Public Holiday
The Federal Government has declared Monday, June 12, as a public holiday in commemoration of 2023 Democracy Day celebration.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr Oluwatoyin Akinlade, on behalf of the Federal Government.
While congratulating Nigerians on the occasion, Akinlade stated that the country’s democratic journey has encountered stormy and smooth sails, just like in many other climes.
She said, “But the ship of State, its institutions and most importantly, the Nigerian people have remained steadfast on the tenets of democratic governance.”
“On this memorable occasion therefore, Nigerians and friends of Nigeria are invited to appreciate the progress that has been made, celebrate the milestones covered and look forward to a better future for the country’s democracy.
“The Permanent Secretary wishes all Nigerians a Happy Democracy Day celebration, “ the statement added.
RSHA Screens Five For Commissioners, Today
Five commissioner nominees are to appear before the Rivers State House of Assembly, today for screening.
The nominees include Engr. Chukwuemeka Woke, Barr.(Mrs) Inime Aguma, Hon Nwafor Uchechukwu, Dr. Kenneth Chisom Gbah and Hon. Henry Ogiri.
In a statement signed by the Acting Clerk of the House, Dr. Emeka Amadi, the five commissioner nominees are expected to appear before the lawmakers by 10am.
The nominees are also requested to submit 40 copies of their original credentials to the office of the Acting Clerk on or before 9am, today.
Four commissioners had earlier been screened by the Assembly and sworn in by the State governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, last week.
These nominees, if screened and confirmed, will therefore, bring the number of commissioners in the State to nine in the last one week.
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