Posted by News Express | 2 April 2014 | 3,799 times
National Youth Service Corps members deployed to Akwa Ibom State have been called upon to be patriotic in the course of their service to the nation while those deployed to Delta State have been tasked to be moderate in all their activities.
Speaking yesterday at the formal closing of orientation course for Batch A corps members at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ikot Itie Udung, Nsit Atai Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom Governor Godswill Akpabio said: “As you set out of this orientation camp today, it marks the beginning of a year’s journey of patriotism, which should be achieved judiciously. It is a journey of sacrifice for your dear nation, so you must drop all criminal vices like cultism, among others to serve the nation positively.”
Continuing, Akpabio said: “Since the orientation course sought to prepare you for the remaining period of your service year, I challenge you to avail yourself of the opportunity of fitting in Akwa Ibom state whose people you will find hospitable and corps member friendly.
“Ours is a fast growing state that places much value on the educational sector where I expect most of you to serve, in order to complement government efforts at providing free and compulsory education to both at primary school levels, with the hope of raising the next generation of corps members, whose foundation would have been laid by you.”
The governor commended the NYSC management for the supply of manpower to schools, hospitals, ministries, and most importantly their deployment to the rural areas in the state. He charged all corps employers against unnecessary corps rejection but to accept them, show them love that the state is noted for and to give them challenging task that will enable the dynamic youths to exhibit their potentialities.
He said the government will continue to provide the enabling environment for their safety as well as necessary assistance to the NYSC in line with the vision of the state government, and also congratulated the corps members for a successful orientation course and for finding themselves in Akwa Ibom.
The state Governor also congratulated the NYSC state co-ordinator and hard-working camp officials for the success recorded so far, and appreciated the Chairman, Nsit Atai LGA for being a wonderful host.
In Delta State, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan asked Youth Corps members to endeavour to be moderate in all their undertakings while serving their fatherland. He gave the advice at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Batch A Orientation Course at the state NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Issele-Uku in Aniocha North Local Government Area of the state.
Represented by the Deputy Governor, Prof Amos Utuama (SAN), the governor admonished the corps members, who have since been posted to their various places of primary assignment, to avoid anything that could be detrimental their future.
“As a father, I appeal to you and very passionately too, to be cautious in all your activities and undertakings. This could be a tempting period for most of you to pursue some adventures, most of which could be either detrimental to your future or pose serious dangers to your lives. Please, moderate the ecstasy of youthful exuberance in all your undertakings during the year,” he advised.
The governor also seized the opportunity to invite the corps members to be part of the success story of the state. He assured them of a peaceful and friendly environment made possible through the meticulous implementation of the Three-Point Agenda of his administration.
“Let me also implore you all to be part of the sustainable development efforts of the Delta State Government. This administration has deliberately embarked upon the basic provision of infrastructure, opening the rural areas, making the state more investment friendly and creating veritable economic avenues through which our people will be self reliant beyond oil,” he stated them.
Governor Uduaghan also challenged the corps members to take advantage of the many skills acquisition centre across the state, saying that establishing them was “part of our sustainable development paradigm encapsulated in our Three-Point Agenda of peace, security, human and infrastructural development.”
•Photo shows Delta State Deputy Governor, Prof Amos Utuama (SAN), inspecting a guard of honour at the closing ceremony of the2014 Batch ‘A’ Corps members deployed to the state after their mandatory orientation training at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Issele-Uku, Aniocha North Local Government Area of the state.
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