The National Youth Service Corps ( NYSC ) has said that 95 per cent of deaths recorded by serving Corps members was due to road accidents.
Brig. Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, the Director General of NYSC, said this while addressing corps members observing their orientation camp course in Katsina on Monday.
“Several-serving corps members have been embarking on unnecessary journeys that led to their death.
“From the records before the Directorate, several corps members have lost their lives, while on fruitless journeys.
“Several serving corps members had been involved in road accidents due to the poor nature of Nigerian roads.
“For several years, Nigerian roads are death traps and corps members should only embark on necessary journeys.
“I am calling on serving corps members that have concrete reason to travel to always seek the permission of NYSC officials,’’ he said.
Kazaure further called on serving corps members to always patronise government hospitals if they were sick, NAN reports.