Mrs Bona Fasakin, the new State Coordinator for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Abia, has warned members of staff of the scheme against the extortion of corps members serving in the state.
Mr Omaka Onu, the NYSC Public Relations Officer in the state, stated this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Umuahia on Friday.
Onu stated that Fasakin issued the warning, while taking over from her predecessor, Mrs Francesca Ifon, at the NYSC Secretariat in Umuahia.
She was also quoted to have solicited the support and cooperation of members of staff of the scheme in Abia, promising to run an open door policy.
The statement further stated that before her posting to Abia, Fasakin was the Assistant Director Planing, Research and Statistics, NYSC, Oyo state.
The new coordinator became the 13th Chief Executive of the scheme and the sixth woman to occupy the position in Abia.
Earlier, the erstwhile state coordinator, was said to have urged the staff members to extend their support to her successor in order to enable her to succeed.
Ifon, who was transfered to the NYSC National Directorate, Abuja, said that she was leaving Abia a fulfilled person.
(Edited by Sam Oditah)