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95% of deaths recorded by serving NYSC members is due to  road accident – DG



The National Youth Service Corp says 95 per cent of deaths recorded by serving Corps members is due to road accidents.Brig . Gen . Suleiman Kazaure , the Director General of NYSC , said this while addressing corps members observing their orientation camp course in Katsina on Monday .

“ Several serving corps members have been embarking on unnecessary journeys that led to their death .

“ From the records before the Directorate , several corps members have lost their lives , while on fruitless journeys .

“ Several serving corps members had been involved in road accidents due to the poor nature of Nigerian roads .

“ For several years , Nigerian roads are death traps and corps members should only embark on necessary journeys .

“ I am calling on serving corps members that have concrete reason to travel to always seek the permission of NYSC officials , ’’ he said .

Kazaure called on serving corps members to always patronise government hospitals if they were sick .

Earlier , the Katsina State NYSC Coordinator , Hajiya Ramatu Sanda , had called on the NYSC management to provide more vehicles to Katsina State office .

Sanda said that so far , 2 , 076 corps members had registered for their orientation in the state and advised them to participate activity in all the orientation programmes .

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She commended the Katsina Government for proving lots of assistance to the state NYSC .

( NAN )