By Faith Igbudu
Acting Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mrs Christy Uba has called on stakeholders to support the NYSC Trust Fund and the Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD) to enhance service delivery of the scheme to Nigerians.
Uba made this call Tuesday during the swearing in ceremony of the 2022 Batch-C Stream 2 corps members deployed to Benue State.
According to the Public Relations Officer, NYSC, Benue State, Mrs Victoria Ogwuche, the Acting DG, who was represented by the State Coordinator, Mr Abe Dankaro, said the support of stakeholders was pivotal to the actualization of the aims of the initiatives.
“The NYSC Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD), which is aimed at providing easy access to free and qualitative health care, especially for the rural poor, and the NYSC Trust Fund which if established, would provide start-up capital for Corps Members after service, given the spate of unemployment, would not be achieved without the maximum support and cooperation of stakeholders,” she stated.
Congratulating the corps members for the feat attained, she admonished them to remain loyal and united citizens of Nigeria, and to shun all forms of corruption and crime.
“Remember to always live by the oath of service that you have sworn, let it guide your conduct in the service year, as well as have a significant influence on your life after service,” he said.
The Oath of Allegiance was administered to corps members by the Chief Judge of Benue State, Justice Aondover Ka’Kaan,
who was represented at the event by Hon. Justice Morris Ikpambese.