Worried by the security challenges in the country, the Nigeria Police have deployed bomb detective squads to the various schools and other establishments where National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members are currently carrying out their primary assignments in Oyo State.
The out-going Commissioner of Police for Oyo State Command, Muhammed Yabo Tambari, who was recently promoted an Assistant Inspector General of Police, disclosed this in Ibadan while playing host to the State NYSC Coordinator, Mr. Olanipekun Alao who paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
While insisting that the Federal Government attaches paramount importance to the security of lives of corps members across the country, AIG Tambari stated that the security duty of the Police for the NYSC did not stop at fortifying the Orientation Camp but also continues as the corps members go about their primary assignments and community development activities.
To this end, he said, operatives of the police command have been deployed to schools where many corps members are posted, in addition to their hostels, where they are carrying out patrol and other surveillance activities, to ensure that they are safe.
AIG Tambari stated that "the Command also engages in other combat operations while proactive measures are also being taken at Divisional levels across the state as the Command continues to ensure the best of relationship with the NYSC."
The Police boss however expressed concern over what he tagged "the rejection syndrome" among many employers of labour who unilaterally turn down the offer of engaging corps members in their organisations. While emphasising that this has defeated the purpose for which the scheme was established, AIG Tambari charged the NYSC authorities to guide against the ugly phenomenon in the overall interest of the scheme.