NYSC is a programme we give premium to - State Director, DSS

The State Director of Security, Department of State Services, Ondo State Command, Mr. Ahidjo Vanokah Abraham, fsi has described the National Youth Service Corps as a national programme that his command gives premium to.

The State Director made the statement when he hosted the NYSC Ondo State Coordinator, Mr. Samuel Amaramiro Pepple, acipm at his office in Akure, the state capital. 

Mr. Abraham who disclosed that the Command and NYSC has several things in common promised not only to sustain the relationship with the Scheme but equally improve on it.

"The National Youth Service Corps which was established in 1973 by the administration of General Yakubu Gowon (retd) has its core mandate to promote unity among all Nigerians irrespective of their backgrounds, and I must say that the Scheme has lived up to the billings since it was established over five decades ago".

He continued, 'We are proud to be a very critical stakeholder with the Scheme because our operations have assisted the NYSC in several ways, through our intelligence service' he said.

The Security Chief asserted that DSS as a leading intelligence institution collaborate and work in synergy with other sister Security and intelligence agencies to ensure that peace reign supreme in the country. 

"Most of the citizens and residents of this great country don't know the intricacies involved in our operations because intelligence gathering is not what you display on the streets or advertise in the media but we try all the time to ensure that peace reigns supreme in the land".

Abraham said that his Command is not unaware of the security challenges that in the land but disclosed that they gather and share intelligence information with sister agencies to nip in the bud any threat or security issues that rears its ugly head.

He congratulated the State Coordinator and wished him outstanding success in the state.

Speaking earlier,  the State Coordinator. Mr. Samuel Amaramiro Pepple thanked the Command for not failing the Scheme each time NYSC called on them.

"Your Command has been of tremendous importance and assistance to the NYSC and I want to plead with you to continue to give us best attention as you have always been doing. It will not speak well for me not to see you as I assumed office because no greater sacrifice is more than protection of corps members in all the nooks and crannies of the state".

"I want to plead with you not to rest on your oars in your service to us. I am here to ask for your continuous support because my predecessor briefed me that this Command has been of tremendous assistance to the Scheme. Whenever we come to pester you for one assistance or the other,  kindly endure us because your knowledge and intelligence are invaluable to us".

Pepple, in his usual compassionate stand on issues that bothers on security of corps members pleaded with the DSS Chief to impress it upon his staff at all the Local Governments in the state to put special attention to Corps Lodges and other residential buildings occupied by corps members.

"The State Director Sir, the security situation in the country calls for more dedicated approach to securing the lives and properties of the citizens and residents of this country and I want to appeal that you encourage your personnel who are working in the Local Governments to keep their eagle eyes on all Corps Lodges and other residential homes of the corps members".

The State Coordinator thanked the management of the Command for the positive disposition they display towards NYSC matters in the state and lauded their ingenuity at information and intelligence gathering and sharing.