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While declaring the three weeks orientation course open for the corps members, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has on Tuesday, sworn in about 1,175 corps members for the 2022 Batch B Stream I in Imo State.
Brig-Gen. Muhammad Fadah who is the Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) had made this disclosure during the opening ceremony for the Orientation Course for the 2022 Batch B, Stream 1 corps members, at the permanent orientation camp in Eziama -Obaire, Nkwerre Council Area of Imo State.
The Dirrector General urged the 2022 Batch B Stream I Corps Members to try to promote National Unity among themselves during their service year.
Fadah who had been represented by the NYSC Coordinator in Imo, Mrs Rachael Idaewor, said that national cohesion was imperative in Nigeria while considering the numerous challenges facing the Country at the moment.
He had also reiterated that the scheme provided the opportunity for corps members to promote and sustain national unity and integration at all times by having a broader understanding of the nation. He also said the scheme would help corps members entrench the culture of working together in an atmosphere of friendship, peace, and harmony.
He further urged the corps members to sustain a high level of discipline and enthusiasm by remaining law-abiding at all times and strictly adhering to COVID-19 protocols.
”At this point in the history of Nigeria, the need for national unity and mutual understanding cannot be over-emphasized.
” I urge you to remain law-abiding, observe COVID-19 protocols, and avail yourselves of the opportunities for self-employment offered through the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme “, he said.
The NYSC boss, however, solicited support for the establishment of the NYSC trust fund, a move which he said, would address the challenges of infrastructure and provide start-up capital for corps members.
He expressed appreciation to the government at all levels as well as security agencies, traditional rulers, corps employers, and other stakeholders to the scheme, for their various contributions.