Sat. Apr 13th, 2024

From TCNEWS

National Youth Service Corp, NYSC members have been reminded that the business of nation building and integration requires selflessness, sacrifice and humility.

Speaking at the occasion of the closing ceremony/terminal parade of the 2024 BATCH “A” STREAM I orientation course held at the NYSC permanent orientation camp, Umunna, Bende L.G.A, the Abia State Governor Alex Otti represented by the Commissioner of Sports and Youth Development, Sir Nwaobilor Ananaba, enjoined the corps members to let these virtues be their watchword throughout their service year.

The Governor who urged them to be courteous, respectful and be diplomatic in their dealings with the people at all times, tasked the corps members not cast aspersions on their host community’s way of life but rather respect and embrace their diversity.

Gov. Otti, appreciated the the State Coordinator of NYSC, Mrs. Dick-Iruenabere Ufuoma, and all the camp officials who have worked tirelessly to ensure the success of the Orientation Course, pointing out that their commitment to the development and well-being of the Corps Members was greatly appreciated, even as he said he was impressed by the good conduct displayed by the corps members during the Orientation Course.

” As you step out of the camp and into your respective places of primary assignment, I implore you to embrace the challenges that lie ahead with enthusiasm and resilience. Your service year is an opportunity to make positive impacts on the communities where you will be posted. Be proactive, innovative, and diligent in your assignments.

“I want to assure you of the Abia State government’s unwavering support and commitment to your welfare and security throughout your service year. We will do everything in our powers to ensure that you have a safe and productive experience. Your well-being is our priority.

“As you leave the camp and go to your Place of Primary Assignment, I offer a heartfelt prayer for your safety, success, and fulfillment in all your endeavours. May you find purpose and satisfaction in the service you render to our great nation”, Gov. Otti said as he declared the 2024 Batch “A” Stream I Orientation Course officially closed.

Earlier in an address, the Abia State Coordinator of NYSC, Mrs. Dick-Iruenabere Ufuoma, disclosed that the corps members were exposed to various lectures on Skills Acquisition, leadership trainings and other capacity building programmes, which was designed to motivate as well as challenge them towards the demands of national development.

Mrs. Ufuoma, who commended the corps members for their active participation in the orientation course, prayed that the knowledge and experience they have acquired will enlarge their scope and capabilities in facing and surmounting the challenges that might come their way during the service year and beyond.

” We urge you to accept your postings in good fate. Please do not loose sight of the fact that you are ambassadors of the NYSC Scheme, therefore you must conduct yourselves in a manner that will not tarnish the good image of the scheme which your predecessors toiled to uphold. I hope to visit you in due time at your corps locations.

“We wish at this juncture to express our profound gratitude to all our collaborating Agencies, including the Army, Man “O” War, Police, Civil Defence Corps, NDLEA, Department of States Services, Red Cross Society, FMC Umuahia, and the Fire Service for partnering with us to ensure the successful conclusion of this orientation course. We remain highly grateful”, the Abia NYSC boss stated.

Dignitaries at the closing ceremony include: the Chairman NYSC Abia State Governing Board who was represented by Engr. Chibuzor Esihe, the Chief Scheduler to the Governor; the Commander 14 Brigade Nigerian Army, Ohafia who was represented by Lt. Col. I. O. Kolawole; ACP AJAYI O KAYODE, represented the Commissioner of Police, while Mr. Ken Nnam, was represented the State Director, DSS.

By NWAMARA

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