Abia State: Promote National Unity and Integration, NYSC Ag. DG tasks newly sworn-in corps members
Newly sworn in NYSC corps members have been reminded that one of the objectives of the scheme is to promote national unity and integration.
Reading the address of the Acting Director General of NYSC, Mrs Christy Uba at a low-key swearing-in ceremony of the 2022 Batch ‘C’ Stream II corps members at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Umunna, Bende L.G.A, of Abia State, the State Coordinator NYSC Abia, Mr Julius Ekeh encouraged them not to use the social media for spreading fake news, fuelling hatred and other negative purposes, but instead deploy the same for the promotion of national unity and development.
She pointed out that the deployment of the corps members to States apart from their origin and also their assemblage in Abia State from diverse ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds was in pursuant to the national integration and unity.
“This will not only offer you the opportunity for a broader understanding of the country, but also entrench the culture of working together in an atmosphere filled with friendship, peace, harmony, and a shared vision of a great and prosperous Nigeria”, she further clarified.
While congratulating the corps members on their various academic achievements which qualified them to be mobilized for the National Service, she also commended their patriotic disposition as demonstrated in their readiness to participate in the Orientation exercise.
A total of 985 registered Corps Members comprising of 397 males and 588 females corps members were sworn in by The Chief Judge of Abia State Honourable Justice Lilian Abai, who was represented by Honourable Justice Ohabuike Amakwe Chijioke.
Dignitaries at the event include: the Commander 14 Brigade Nigerian Army Ohafia, represented by Major NH Ugodu; the representative of the Chief Registrar Abia State High Court, Chief Magistrate, His Worship I.U Kalu; the Camp Director, Mrs Caroline Chukwu; the Camp Commandant, Captain ES Akpan; Resident Officer 1, Mrs Giraldine Ugwuegu; the representative of the NYSC South East Area Director, Mr Monday Osamogie; Head of Police, ASP Vivian Nta; Head Civil Defence, ASC1 Dike Onyedikachi; Head of NDLEA Superintendent of Narcotics, Uche Charles; Head of Man O war, Mr. Iyoyo Thomas; Head Fire Service, Mr. Fred Chukwu; Head Red Cross, Mr Victor Okorie Okoroafor.