Be vanguards of national unity, Umahi urges Corps members

Posted by Charles lwuoha, Enugu | 8 November 2019 | 712 times

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•A cross section of Corps members

The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi on Thursday urged the 2019 Batch C Stream 1 Corps Members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) posted to the state to be vanguards of national unity and development.

He made the call at the swearing-in ceremony of the Corps members at the State NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Old MacGregor College, Afikpo North Local Government Area.

He said that it is imperative that every well-meaning Nigerian support the continued existence and sustenance of the scheme and also work out ways to engender greater efficiency and more service delivery.

He further commended the Federal Government for focusing the scheme towards the vision of the founding fathers of the scheme by ensuring that Corps members contribute to the growth and development of the country and promoting national unity and integration.

Represented by the Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Charles Akpuenika, the governor pledged support of the state towards an effective and successful orientation course for the corps members.

Engr. Umahi further urged the Corps members to be dedicated, selfless and patriotic in discharging their assignments.

“As you commence your service, you should be guided by the realisation that you are not only ambassadors of NYSC but also representing your family and the Nigerian Youth. Therefore, ensure that you conduct yourselves well at all times,” he said.

The governor assured the corps members of their security and safety in any part of the state they will be posted for their primary assignment.

The State Coordinator of the scheme, Ann Ngozika Ibe, said that a total of 1,922 Corps members have so far been registered. Out of the number 975 are male while 947 are female.

“They have come from various states of the federation and FCT with different socio-economic, religious and cultural backgrounds which portray the beauty and strength of our nation’s unity in diversity.

“I charge the prospective corps members to promote the spirit of brotherliness, love, unity and integration by engaging in meaningful relationship that will promote the indivisibility and indissolubility of our country,” she said.

The Corps members were sworn in by Justice Benson Ogbu who represented the State Chief Judge, Anselem Nwigwe.

Source: News Express

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