NYSC At 50: DG Charges Corps Members On National Unity, Development

NYSC At 50: DG Charges Corps Members On National Unity, Development

Corps Members have been advised to utilize the opportunities of the service year to contribute their immense quota to national unity and socio-economic development of the country.

The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General YD Ahmed disclosed this while addressing Corps Members at the NYSC Cross River State Orientation Camp in Obubra and their colleagues at Ebonyi State Orientation Camp in Afikpo.

He commended the previous batches of Corps Members since 1973 till date, for their selfless services through the improvement of the education, health, agriculture, rural development, awareness creation on government policies and other critical sectors of the economy.

Ahmed urged the Corps Members to emulate their predecessors and also write their names in the anals of history as good ambassadors of the Scheme.

He advised them to embrace the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme of the NYSC, which was prepared to make them self independent and employers of labour.

“Be obedient to all the constituted authorities, have a free mind and be hardworking, the sky will be your limit.

Wherever you are posted to, try and respect the culture and tradition of your host communities and also be of good conduct within and outside the Orientation Camp”, he said.

Speaking further, the Director General warned the Corps Members against improper dressing with the NYSC uniform, adding that anyone caught would be sanctioned.

The NYSC Cross River State Coordinator, Mr Andrew Zemoh informed the Director General that a total of 1,696 Corps Members comprising 851 Males and 845 Females were registered in camp.

Similarly, the Ebonyi State Coordinator, Mrs Mercy Bamai disclosed that all the registered 1,353 Corps Members comprising 696 Males and 657 Females have adjusted to camp life.

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