NYSC swore in 1,544 corps members of the 2023 Batch ‘C’, Stream one in Enugu State for the one-year national service in Awgu, near Enugu on Tuesday.
NYSC Coordinator in the state, Mrs Gladys Adama, said the corps members comprised 812 males and 732 females.
She said the programme’s skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development scheme had been reviewed to equip corps members with skills to excel in the competitive digital economic environment.
She commended Gov. Peter Mbah for his magnanimous steps taken to revamp the NYSC orientation camp in the state.
“Most of the toilets and bathrooms have been tiled while painting and re-roofing of some buildings are on-going,” she said.
The coordinator called Mbah’s attention to the urgent need to repair the deplorable road leading to the orientation camp.
Earlier, Mr Lloyd Ekweremadu, Commissioner for Youths and Sports, who represented Mbah, urged the corps members to draw maximum benefits from the skills acquisition training to become self-employed after the service year.
He assured the corps members that their welfare was already receiving priority attention by the state government.
He urged the corps members to always obey camp rules and regulations to enjoy a peaceful and successful orientation course.
Administering the oath of allegiance on the corps members, Enugu State’s Chief Judge, Justice Raymond Ozoemena, noted that the scheme exposed fresh graduates to parts of Nigeria other than their own.
He was represented by Justice Anthony Onovo.
“The one-year mandatory NYSC programme opens corps members’ minds to what the world is; to see what you are not used to see in your own environment.
“It opens your minds to various things you may not have thought as people’s ways of life,” he said.