The Delta State Governor, Mr Sheriff Oborevwori, has called on corps members posted to their various places of primary assignment to help the state governments in providing quality educational services in their host communities.
Oborevwori, represented by the Chief of Staff (COS), Mr Johnson Erijo, said this on Tuesday, at the closing ceremony of the orientation of Batch B Stream II members, at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp, Issele Uku.
“Delta State will utilise your services in all spheres of life, and particularly, in the area of teaching our young ones in our various schools.
“You are, therefore, to ensure that positive values and knowledge are imparted to these children that God has placed you to serve,” he said.
He urged the corps members to see their service year as a mark of honour and call to service in recognition of their worth to Nigeria.
“I enjoin you, therefore, to use this opportunity to make new friends, break new grounds and gain a better understanding of Nigeria and the people of Delta State.
“You are encouraged to devote some of your time to self-development and reflection on your plans for post-service life.
“Please, avoid needless travels as the risks involved are many,” he said.
He said that the government was working to lay a solid foundation, so that the future, where they aspire to be leaders, would hold genuine hopes and bright prospects for a greater nation.
“Our country is currently passing through some economic challenges, but our great nation will come out of it, stronger, better and more prosperous.
“Please be confident of a fairer economic, social and political stability in that future where you will surely be its leaders,” he said.
The State Coordinator of NYSC, Mr Olusegun Alao, urged the corps members to see themselves as leaders of today rather than leaders of tomorrow.
Alao said that he was confident that the trainings they acquired during the orientation course had prepared them.
“I congratulate, you my dear corps members, for successfully completing the 21 days orientation course.
“I commend you all for your courage and commitment which led to the success recorded.
“I, therefore, enjoin you to continue with the Post-Camp SAED Training wherever you are posted to.
“The government and people of Delta State will appreciate your contributions to the development of Delta in the areas of education, infrastructure and healthcare delivery during your one year service.
“I assure you that your contributions will be printed in gold in the history of the State,” the coordinator said.
He said it had been the tradition of the state government to continue to recognise hard work among corps members deployed to Delta State.
“I humbly renew our request for continued infrastructural development of this camp in order to conveniently accommodate and cater for the welfare of corps members that will be deployed to the state,” Alao said.