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NYSC DG speaks on scrapping of Man ‘O’war drills at orientation camps



The Director General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Suleman Kazaure, has addressed reports calling for the scrapping of Man ‘O’war drills during orientation camp.Gen. Kazaure who was represented by Director, Legal Unit of the NYSC, Ahmed Tijani Ibrahim said the exercise will not be scrapped as it is optional to corps members.

He made the statement on his official visit to the NYSC Orientation Camp in Okada, Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo state while reacting to death of Kwara corp member during Man’O’ war drills.

He continued, “The Man ‘O’ War activities cannot be scrapped because it is part of the things we use to build the corps members. And that case that happened in Kwara State is what we were really not happy about. We condoled with the family of the corp member.

“We do not even force anybody to do it. The idea of making it optional cannot even come it. NYSC do not even force any corps members to do it.

“And any corps members who wants to do it, should make sure that there is an official on the ground and the state coordinator always ensure that official of the Man ‘O’ War is on ground to make sure that he guides the corps members doing any activities there,” he said.

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