The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier general MK Fadah has on Tuesday, charged Corps members deployed to Ebonyi State to be disciplined and promote National Unity.
General Fadah gave the charge at the swearing-in ceremony of the 2022 batch of C Stream 1 Corps members, which was held at the NYSC permanent site, Old Macgregor college in Afikpo North Local Government Area of the State.
Eye witness News gathered that 1012 Corps members were sworn in for Camp activities, to learn lessons on the four Cardinal Programmes of the NYSC on leadership coaching, paramilitary drills, and other physical training.
The DG, who was represented by the State Coordinator, Mrs. Bamai Mercy, earlier commended their response to the clarion call to serve the nation, while urging them to sustain the energy within the camp period and beyond.
He said the Orientation Course would prepare them physically and mentally for their expected contributions to the progress and development of the Nation.
“It will equip you for the realization of your potential and attainment of individual feats both within the period of service and beyond.”.
He pointed out that their deployment away from their various States was inline line with some of the objectives of the NYSC towards broadening their understanding of the Nation and enjoined them to promote national unity.
“We deliberately posted you
away from your States of origin in addition to assembling you here from diverse ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds.
“These deployment policies are
aimed at broadening your understanding of the country, thereby standing you in
good stead for effective contribution to the promotion of national unity and
“I, therefore, encourage you to ensure healthy interactions, exchange
ideas and build lasting friendships to advance the progress of a united Nigeria”.
The DG maintained that the Camp is intended to instill discipline and urged them to always comply with the rules and regulations while demonstrating a high level of discipline and enthusiasm throughout the exercise.
“Let me also remind you that the regimented nature of the
Camp is intended to further instill discipline and build your resilience.
“You are expected to comply strictly with the set rules and regulations and be
obedient to your course officials”. he added.
He further urged them to actively participate in the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) program of the NYSC which is intended to teach them skills for wealth creation.
While commending the contributions of the Federal Government of Nigeria, security agencies, traditional rulers, Corps employers, and other stakeholders for ensuring the welfare of Corps members.