The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Ebonyi State has charged the outgoing Corps members of Batch C stream ‘I’ to resist involving themselves in fraudulent activities, and urged them to deploy hard work, and discipline into society.
The State Coordinator, Mrs. Bamai Mercy who gave the charge on Thursday in Abakaliki, said the outgoing Corps members have been trained in discipline and dedication, to replicate positive impacts on society.
“When you came, we were given the responsibility to inculcate discipline in you, as long as you are alive, you need to be disciplined,
“I encourage you to be hardworking and urge you to abstain from fraudulent activities, as you go out, let other people know that there’s dignity in labor“. Bamai said.
She called on the outgoing Corps members to apply the skills they gained from the scheme to enable them to earn a living and subsequently become employers of labor.
“All that you’ve learned in the NYSC should not end with your certificate, the skills you’ve acquired should be put into use to enable you to make money and become an employer of labor.
“Teach people the skills you’ve acquired, there are some of you who have participated in SAED that would not be looking for employment”. she explained.
Eye witness News correspondent reports that a total of 13 Corps members would not be passing out as they would be serving various penalties for offenses ranging from abscondment among others.
“5males and 7 females would not be given a certificate for some disciplinary cases, and 1 male for abscondment and by implications would serve in extension”.
The State Coordinator seized the moment to commend the various initiatives made by Corps members to their host communities and noted their involvement in health initiatives for rural dwellers as well as personal community development projects.
“Continue to be good, disciplined, and hardworking, definitely God will bless you“. She added
Some of the outgoing Corps members, Eni Gloria Amarachi, and Odiegwu Desmond said their one year of service in Ebonyi State has impacted their knowledge and skills in them and promised to work towards sustaining it.