The newly appointed Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Sule Zakari Kazaure, has on Wednesday, confirmed that the 2016 Batch ‘A’ Orientation exercise will commence on April 27, 2016.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Director of Public Relations Department, Abosede Aderigbibe.
The statement revealed that the scheme solicited the usual support of the police force in the protection of orientation camps.
Kazaure had paid a courtesy visit to the Inspector-General of Police Mr. Solomon Arase at the Force Headquarters, Abuja in recognition of the role of the Nigeria Police as a critical stakeholder in the scheme.
He said the Police had always collaborated with INEC and the NYSC with a view to ensuring the safety of all Corps members during elections, but expressed regrets that the murder of the Okonta occurred despite the security strategies put in place.
The NYSC DG went on to call for the strengthening of the existing relationship between the two agencies, adding that “I came to identify with the IGP because of the collaboration between our organizations. As the saying goes, ‘two heads are better than one’ so, there is strength in collaboration.”
Kazaure thanked the Inspector-General for the support the NYSC had always been enjoying from the police, especially through the provision of security in all camps during orientation courses.