The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General YD Ahmed, has advised corps members to live in peace with one another, make new friends and use the opportunities of the service year to foster national unity and integration.
The NYSC DG gave the advice in his address to the 2023 Batch ‘C’ Stream Two Corps members during his visit to Abia state orientation camp in Umuna, Bende local government area of the state recently.
In a press statement issued by the Director, Press and Public Relations and made available to Blueprint, Sunday, General Ahmed said the Scheme was established to foster national unity and integration, hence the need for all serving and prospective corps members to key into the NYSC project for national development.
Speaking further, the DG warned the corps members against night travelling and travelling without obtaining permission from the Scheme.
The Abia state governor, Dr Alex Otti, in his address at the swearing-in ceremony, urged the corps members to utilise the abundant opportunities around them to develop themselves and also use them to contribute their quota to the socio-economic development of the state.
The governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Sir Nwobilor Ananaba, promised his continuous support for the NYSC in Abia state.
He advised the corps members to abide by the tenets of their oath of allegiance and conduct themselves as good ambassadors of their families, institutions and NYSC during and after their service year.
In her address, the NYSC Abia state coordinator, Mrs Dick-Iruenabere Ufoma, urged them to participate fully in all orientation camp activities, as they would serve as veritable tools in the dissemination of information and aid the implementation of the laudable policies of the state government.