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NYSC swears in 1,600 corps members in Enugu



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The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has sworn in 1,600 corps members of the 2023 Batch ‘B’ Stream one set, deployed to Enugu state for the one-year mandatory national service.

The state Coordinator, NYSC, Mrs Gladys Adama, disclosed this on Friday during the swearing-in ceremony at the NYSC Orientation Camp, Awgu Local Government Area, Enugu state.

According to her, more corps members are still reporting to the camp.

She urged the newly sworn-in corps members to participate in all the activities in the camp in order to have a successful service.

Adama said that the orientation exercise would provide them the opportunity to learn vocational skills and set up businesses of their own instead of searching for jobs after their one year national service.

The coordinator commended Enugu Government for its continuous assistance to the NYSC scheme in the state.

She called for the state government’s support in upgrading the camp’s facilities, provide operational vehicles to facilitate the inspection of corps members and subsidise the corps members’ feeding in the orientation camp.

Declaring the three weeks orientation programme opened, Gov. Peter Mbah of Enugu State, urged the corps members to avoid any act that would divide them.

Mbah, represented by the Deputy Governor, Mr Ifeanyi Ossai advised them to resist those who hate the peace and harmony in the society.

“The lesson we have learnt from the bitter civil war is that we must resist those who hate us and make conscious effort to diminish those things that divide us,” he said.

The governor said that the state government would strengthen its collaboration with NYSC to implement youth oriented programmes geared towards skills acquisition training and poverty eradication.

He urged the corps members to exhibit the highest degree of loyalty, dedication, discipline and commitment to national ideals.

The governor said that his administration would have constructive consideration on NYSC request as regards the challenges in the orientation camp in Awgu.

Earlier, the Enugu State Chief Judge, Justice Raymond Ozoemena, administered the oath of allegiance to the corps members.

Ozoemena, represented by Justice Anthony Onovo, urged the corps members to be law-abiding during and after the service year.

Maureen Ojinaka

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