Actively participate in all camp programmes, NYSC DG task corps members
By Our Reporter
The 2022 Batch ‘C’ stream l corps members have been told that the Orientation Course which they will pass through in the camp was designed to prepare them physically and mentally for the expected contributions to the progress and development of the nation.
Reading out the address of the Director General of the NYSC, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Kaku Fadah at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Umunna, Bende L.G.A, of Abia State, Mr. Julius Ekeh, State Coordinator of the scheme who described the orientation course as the launch-pad for the Service Year, informed that it will equip them for the realization of their potentials and attainment of individual feats both within the period of service and beyond.
While commending the corps members for their prompt response to the clarion call to serve Nigeria, Brig. Gen. Fadah encouraged them to avail themselves of this unique opportunity by participating actively in all the camp programmes which include: lessons on the four Cardinal Programmes of the NYSC, leadership coaching, paramilitary drills and other physical trainings as well as sensitization on topical national issues, amongst others.
His words, “In line with some of the objectives of the NYSC, we deliberately posted you away from your States of origin in addition to assembling you here from diverse ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds. These deployment policies are aimed at broadening your understanding of the country, thereby standing you in good stead for effective contribution to the promotion of national unity and integration. I, therefore, encourage you to ensure healthy interactions, exchange ideas and build lasting friendships with a view to advancing the progress of a united Nigeria.
” My dear compatriots, today, you have taken the oath to dedicate yourselves to the service of our dear fatherland. I enjoin you to always ponder over the significance of the oath and be guided by its spirit and letters. In the same vein, I advise you to familiarize yourselves with the content of both the NYSC Act and the NYSC Bye-Laws.
“While commending you for having conducted yourselves well so far, I encourage you to continue to demonstrate high level of discipline and enthusiasm throughout the exercise. Let me also remind you that the regimented nature of the Camp is intended to further instill discipline and build your resilience. You are expected to comply strictly with the set rules and regulations and be obedient to your course officials”, Brig. Gen. Fadah further advised them.
A total of 1300 corps members registered Corps Members comprising of 630 males and 670 females were sworn in by the Acting Chief Judge of Abia State, Honourable Justice Lilian Abai who was represented by Hon. Justice Chimezie Chido Nwakama.
The event saw in attendance, the representative of the Chief Registrar Abia State High Court, His Worship Chief Magistrate C E Nwamkpa; the Camp Director, Mrs Mrs Ari Christy Ameen, the Camp Commandant, Captain SK Medugu,
Resident Officer 1, Mrs Ogundele Uche, the representative of the NYSC South East Area Director, Mr Bwefa Ahmadu
Others are Head of Police: ASP Vivian Nta, Head Civil Defence ASC1 Iheke Oluchi, Head of NDLEA Supritendent of Nacotics, Uche Charles, Head of Man O war: Mrs Deborah Katsina and Head Red Cross, Mr Victor Okorie Okoroafor.