This message is for all prospective National Youth Service Corps members traveling to their destinations.
They are strictly advised to adhere to these tips, which will be provided to you below this post, as their safety is very important.
Therefore, all Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) shall be travelling across the length and breadth of the country to their various NYSC Camps for the exercise.
NYSC Travel Safety Tips For Prospective Corpers.
Towards this end, it has become very imperative for the PCMs to note the following travel safety tips and adhere strictly to them. Below are some helpful tips:
- Every successful journey starts with a travel plan. PCMs are enjoined to make adequate travel preparation before setting out on the journey. Therefore, you must cross-check that you’ve packed all the relevant documents requested at the point of registration. These guards are against the danger of being asked to return home and fetch the forgotten documents. Doing so will overexpose you to our roads fraught with so many risks.
- Kindly research your destinations thoroughly before leaving.
- On no account should you board a vehicle by the roadside because of the seemingly attractive cheap fare; it is a highway to calamity. So many have fallen prey to armed robbers, kidnappers, and ritualists due to such indiscreet actions. You should board vehicles only from recognized parks.
- Please, be conscious of your travel time. Journeys must be arranged so that you arrive at your destination at the latest 6 pm. Note that if it’s impossible to arrive at your destination at the aforesaid time, please, break the journey.
- Avoid unnecessary arguments/discussions bordering on politics and religion, among others. You may unwittingly offend. Keep your views to yourself.
- Be courteous, but don’t trust people too quickly, and don’t be loud while answering telephone calls to avoid divulging information that may harm you unknowingly.
- Watch your drinking habit. Alcohol dulls your senses. Always be sober.
- Take only what you need for the journey. Don’t overburden yourself with the load.
- Dress normal. Don’t overdress. Conversely, don’t dress shabbily, since either way, you unduly stand out.
- Please, keep a very close watch over your personal effects. You should carry your vital documents (certificates, International passport, etc.).
- Don’t put valuables in your back pocket, for that’s always the pickpocket’s first point of call. It’s safer to use your front pocket.
- Keep your family and trusted friends updated on your itinerary.
RealMina wishes you travel mercies as you proceed to the respective camps in obedience to the clarion call to serve the Nation for one calendar year.