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The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has warned that any corps member caught smoking Indian hemp would be dismissed.

Ibrahim stated this while addressing Batch B Stream 2 corps members undergoing orientation at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Sagamu, on Friday, NAN reports.

The director-general noted that if anyone was caught breaking the rules or abusing drugs and substances, such corps member would be handed over to the police and dismissed for good.

“Let posterity guide you in every decision and action you take in life.

“You can imagine how much your parents have invested in you so that they could have rest of mind in their old ages knowing full well you are capable of fending for yourself.

“How do you think they will feel if anyone of you is dismissed for bad conduct? Everywhere you go in life they will ask you what happened.

“So, I implore you to always be of good conduct and imbibe the tenets of the scheme for which you were called to serve.

“Unity and discipline, fundamental aspects of your orientation, should guide you throughout the duration of your service,” he said.

He also urged the corps members to take advantage of the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme put in place by the NYSC to empower the youth develop the entrepreneurship skills to make them self-reliant.

He said the Bank of Industry and the CBN were ready to provide incentives in form of short loans to aid corps members’ commercial drive.

“Once you benefit from the loan scheme please I beg you not to default so that others too can benefit from the programme.

“Gone are the days where you can relax somewhere after obtaining your certificates and expect white collar jobs at the centre.

“You must develop your creative enterprise and make jobs where none exists. Seek to be employers and not ,” the DG said.

He asked corps members to be security conscious at all times while also imploring them to avail themselves with the numbers of security officials at their places of posting.

“Your ID cards are what identifies and enables people to come to your aid if need be. Please have them with you at all times,” he added

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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Exam Malpractice: Poly Ibadan Management burns Students’ Phones worth N15 million (See Photos)

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The management of the polytechnic Ibadan,  in a bid to provide lasting solution to the act of indisciplne and examination malpractice on Wednesday burnt thousands of cell phones with an estimated value of N15 million that were seized from students during examination period.

At the scene of  the exercise, Sculptor Bayo Oyeleke stated that the school authority has seen commenced effort to make the institution semester examinations sacred but some students still go to examination hall with mobile phones which is against the rules and regulations guiding the conduct of examination in the school.

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UNN produces Nigeria’s first electric car

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Mr Jelani Aliyu, the Director-General of National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) has commended the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) for being the first institution to produce electric car in the country.

Aliyu made the commendation in Nsukka on Monday during the unveiling of a five-seater Electric Car, named ‘Lion Ozumba 551′, produced by the Faculty of Engineering in the university, NAN reports.

He urged other universities in the country to emulate UNN in giving serious attention to issues concerning innovations and technology in order to move the country to the next level.

He said: “NADDC on Feb. 6, invited UNN, University of Lagos, Usman Dan Fodio University and Metrological Institute and urged them to prepare a paper design on how to produce electric car in the country.

“The council is happy that UNN is the first to prepare a paper design and produced electrical car that has been unveiled and test-run today in the university.

“We urge other universities and higher institutions in the country to emulate innovation and technology spirit of UNN.”

The NADDC boss, who was represented by Mr David Oyetunji, Director Finance and Account in the council, hoped that the growth in automobile industry in the country would help to create more employments and save the nation’s foreign reserves spent in importing cars into the country.

“NADDC commends UNN, which recently produced the first gasification plant that used organic waste to generate electricity and today the same university is unveiling first electric-built car in the country,’’ Aliyu said.

In a remark, Prof. Charles Igwe, the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the university, who was visibly excited, said his administration would continue to give innovation and technology the highest attention in order to move the university to the next level.

Igwe expressed appreciation to the immediate past VC of UNN, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba, who, he said, laid the foundation for innovation and technology in the institution.

“I feel happy that I inherited strong institution from Ozumba and I promised I will consolidate on his numerous achievements.

“I commend the Engineering Faculty for making the university proud and naming the car after Ozumba, who ignited the fire of innovation and technology in the university.

“I also commend NADDC for its encouragement as well as giving UNN a chance to show its potential,” Igwe said.

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