The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Nnamdi Okore-Affia, has urged employers to provide conducive atmosphere for corps members to promote discipline and good work ethics among them.

He made the call at a sensitisation workshop for corps employers in Dutse.

The event tagged: “Harnessing the gains of Youth Service scheme through cordial Corps member/Employer Relationship”, was organisedto enable corps members to contribute to the development of the society.

Okore-Affia, represented by Mrs Stella Abba, a Director with NYSC, said the exercise was aimed at promoting cordial working relationship between employers and corps members.

He said it was also to help develop an effective performance monitoring mechanism of youths and their activities.

He stressed the need for employers to instil discipline and sense of patriotism, good moral values and ethicsin NYSC members.

“Corps members spend greater period of their service year with you as their employers.

“It is imperative to take personal interest, not only in their welfare but in issues that will shape their destiny through counselling and discipline,” he said.

The director-general said employers were expected to provide decent accommodation, security, transport allowances and good working environment for Corps members to put in their best.

The state’s NYSC Director, Mr Ishaya Dede,warned Corps members against indiscriminate travelling outside their places of primary assignments, addingthat those found wanting would be penalised.

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