As a result of wide spread of dreaded Ebola virus Disease (EVD) in the country, Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu on Tuesday
cautioned corps members to protect themselves against the disease at their place of primary assignment.
Aliyu said this at the closing ceremony of the 2014 batch `B` orientation course, at the orientation camp Paiko Local Government Area.
He said the state government has directed healthcare agencies to educate corps members on the preventative measures against the deadly disease during their service year.
Aliyu enjoined corps members to be proactive in contributing to the development of their host communities and the country at large.
“You owe it a duty to your parents and the society to continue to imbibe the culture of good behaviour and responsible lifestyle any
where you are.
“It is important to know that your service year requires selfless sacrifice from you, I charge you to allow the lesson learnt during the
orientation course to guide you through the realities of life outside the camp,” he said.
The governor also said that the country is currently faced with insecurity, defranchise, and thenewly imported Ebola disease, adding that the state government would protect corps members from any unpleasant circumstances.
Earlier,the NYSC State Coordinator, Mr. Yusuf Ehoda-Adi disclosed that 3,540 corps members were posted to the state, 3,259 was registered while 281 were not registered they could not present school certificate and the call-up letters.
Ehoda-Adi advised corps members to make use of the distress numbers to report any security threat at their various place of primary
He however commended the efforts of the state government for providing adequate security to corps members at the orientation camp.