NYSC DG Urges Corps Members To Sustain Patriotism, Hardwork

Polycarp Sola-Abakaliki

The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General YD Ahmed has urged Corp members to sustain the spirit of patriotism, and hard work with resilience imbibed in them during the orientation course.

General Ahmed gave the charge while addressing the 2023 Batch A stream 2 Corps Members at a camp closing ceremony which was held at the NYSC permanent site, Old Macgregor College in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

“My dear compatriots, as you begin the next phase of the Service, I urge you to sustain the spirit of patriotism, hard work, and resilience, which you imbibed during the Orientation Course.

It is my ardent hope that you will strive to meet the expectations of Nigerians by contributing towards the progress and development of our dear country.

Your letters of posting to Places of Primary Assignment will be released to you after this ceremony. In this regard, I would like to remind you of the oath of allegiance you took In which you pledged to accept the posting in good faith.

I enjoin you to perform your duties with diligence and be guided by the provisions of the NYSC Act and Bye-Laws as well as workplace rules and regulations“. he said.

The DG, who was represented by the State Coordinator, Mrs. Bamai Mercy, encouraged them to integrate into their host communities, respect their cultures and avoid indulgence in local politics as well as initiate a community development program.

He commended their participation in the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) program and encouraged them to avail themselves of further training and pledged to continue partnerships with relevant financial institutions to improve the SAED for self-reliance.

The DG further appealed to Corps employees to always accept Corps Members deployed to them and make provisions for their welfare while calling on the Corps members to be security conscious and avoid crime to become good ambassadors of the NYSC.

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