• Thu. Jun 13th, 2024

Edo State Government has assured members of the 2023 Batch A, Stream II, National Youth Service Corps, and NYSC Members of maximum security and a conducive environment during their one-year service in the State.

The State Government gave the assurance during the closing ceremony of the 2023 Batch A, Stream II, orientation course at the NYSC camp in Okada, Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State.

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki was represented by his Deputy, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu.

The Deputy Governor was represented at the event by the Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy Governor, Hon. Kingsley Ehigiamusor.

The Governor affirmed that necessary arrangements have been put in place to accommodate the corps members during their mandatory one-year service in the State.

Obaseki urged them to sustain the spirit of patriotism, hard work and resilience, which they 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”.

“Furthermore, I enjoin you to undertake personal and group Community Development Service projects that will help to uplift the living standards of the host communities”.

“Our concerned for our children is that they must be wary of bad companies and must remember to be part and parcel of the community they are serving, respect their culture and have a sense of belonging because Nigeria is a country we all belong to.”

“Here in Edo State, we don’t have much of security challenges, we have a very formidable security architecture in place such that in every community, vigilante looking out to areas of issues and report appropriately; then again, the police, they are there to also assist the vigilante – all along, the state has been peaceful and there’s not going to be any change otherwise.”

Speaking earlier, the Director General of NYSC, Brigadier General YD Ahmed, in his address, urged the new corp members to sustain the spirit of patriotism, hard work and resilience which had been imbibed in them during the orientation course. He commended them for their activities on the camp which included skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development programs.

While reminding the corps members of the oath of allegiance, the Director General enjoined the corps members to perform their duties diligently and be guided by the provisions of the scheme’s act and by-laws as well as workplace rules and regulations.

He also advised the corps members to be security conscious as they proceed to their places of primary assignment.”

Be good ambassadors of the NYSC and shun the various social vices that may come as an enticement to you”.

In her speech, the Edo State NYSC Coordinator, Mrs Oladeinde Foluke, implored the corps members to endeavour to make judicious use of this once In lifetime opportunity, to equip and develop themselves, especially by leveraging on the post-camping training of the skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development program. She advised them to shun social vices and always study the NYSC bye-laws and other publications issued to them during the orientation exercise to have a smooth and rewarding service year.

A total number of 1,960 corps members who were posted to Edo State took part in the orientation course.

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