The searchlight of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is beamed on lotters and the Director-General, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim Wednesday declared that anyone caught unlawfully with NYSC uniforms will face a three-year jail term in accordance to the laws of the land.
Ibrahim said this after hoodlums invaded the NYSC orientation camp in Kubwa, Abuja on Tuesday and carted away mattresses, food items and other materials meant for corps members.
He said that the youth claimed to be searching for palliatives. “We don’t have palliatives in the camps, we are preparing for our orientation.
“Imagine, the youth went away with our uniforms. I want to appeal to Nigerian youth not to attack our camps, we don’t have palliatives there.
“It is illegal for you to use NYSC uniform and if you are caught, you will go to jail for three years,’’ Ibrahim said.
He advised the youth to return the uniforms, while urging them to key into government policies to improve their lives.
Ibrahim said that the NYSC was established for the country’s development and the scheme had contributed a lot.