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Governors urge Batch ‘ B’ corps members to offer selfless service


Members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) 2016 Batch ‘B’ Stream 2 cheering during their swearing-in and opening of the Orientation Course at Kubwa in Abuja on January 26, 2017. PHOTO: NAN

Governors across the country have urged National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Batch B Stream one members to offer selfless service during their one year primary assignment.

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State urged those posted to the state to put away any vestige of fear or anxiety, stressing that Benue is home away from home.

Ortom who spoke yesterday at the NYSC permanent Orientation Camp, Wannune, during the inauguration of 2500 corps members for their one year mandatorily service year, charge them to count it a rare opportunity to offer a selfless service to their fatherland and to be part of the success story of the NYSC.


He encouraged the corps members to interact freely with their colleagues from other parts of the country and cultivate friendship that will last a lifetime.

“I therefore enjoined you to serve your fatherland with unreserved loyalty, dedication and continue to imbibe age-long virtues of honesty and hard work to gain the nation’s reward handsomely,” the governor added.

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, yesterday while declaring open the orientation in Ikot Itie Udung, Nsit Atai local government council, promised to bring up to date facilities at the state permanent orientation camp, noting such would make live at the camp comfortable for corps members posted to the state.

Represented by the Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Mr. Monday Uko, he noted that the NYSC was designed to
bring youth from diverse backgrounds together so as to forge common
ties among them, stressing that, with up to date facilities in the camp, it would made corps members feel at home even while in the state.

He assured them of government and Akwa Ibom people support to enable them add value to their host communities.

He charged the corps members to embrace and have special interest in the skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development activities that they would be introduced to them, stressing that the training would add value to their lives.

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