Okowa charges Corps members to be seriously engaged in skills acquisition programmes
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, has urged the 2019 batch B stream 1 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to be dedicated and committed to service.
Okowa, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Chiedu Ebie, gave the charge at the swearing-in of the corps members at the NYSC orientation camp in Issele-Uku on Thursday.
The governor also charged the corps members to be seriously engaged in skills acquisition programmes during the orientation course.
He advised them to see their deployment to Delta as divine and encouraged them to see themselves as part of the development resources in the state.
The governor assured them that his administration was committed to the success of the NYSC scheme.
He said that state’s youth development programme would support the NYSC positively and help corps members to acquire some basic skills they need to succeed in life.
Okowa also charged them to be prepared to serve Nigeria diligently and relate freely, starting from the orientation camp.
The Chairman, NYSC Governing Board and SSG, admonished the corps members to seize the opportunity provided by the scheme to mobilise communities for developmental projects.
The board chairman, represented by Dr Rapheal Agbahike, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, charged them to be fully committed to the orientation activities.
Chiedu enjoined agencies working in synergy with the NYSC, to train and equip the corps members for national development.
The Delta NYSC Coordinator, Mr Omotade Ayodele, said that 2,394 prospective corps members comprising 1,187 males and 1,207 females completed their registration and were sworn-in at the ceremony.
Ayodele recalled that the scheme was founded almost 46 years ago to inculcate in the Nigerian youths, the spirit of selfless service to community.
He said that it was also founded to emphasise the spirit of oneness and brotherhood of all Nigerians irrespective of their culture.
The coordinator urged the corps members to fully participate in orientation activities as it would prepare them for the service. (NAN)