From Esther Akaa, Lafia
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has sworn-in 1,058 corps members for the 2022 Batch C Stream I in Nasarawa State.
The State Coordinator, Mr Abdullahi Jikamshi disclosed this during the swearing-in ceremony held on Tuesday at the Magaji Dan-Yamusa Permanent Orientation Camp in Keffi Local Government Area of the state.
Jikamshi, urged the 2022 Batch C Stream I corps members to be committed to positive ideas that can encourage nation-building.
He said that the corps members have so far displayed a high sense of discipline, tolerance and proper understanding of the reason they are at the camp, calling on them to make ample use of the opportunity to become responsible leaders in future.
“The scheme is designed by the founding fathers to groom youths to take up leadership roles and positions, in order to build a strong, peaceful, united and prosperous Nigeria.
“Please do not embark on any journey into fantasy that can de-robe you of the necessary honour reserved for only those who are positively committed to the higher ideals of nation-building.
“The three-week orientation course has been carefully planned with activities to equip you with all that is needed for the journey beyond the camp. I must emphasise that the orientation camp is highly regimented. This means that every activity on camp is compulsory for all corps members,” Jikamshi said.
The state coordinator called on the corps members to participate actively in the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme, drills, sports and all otherwise activitie, in order to develop their capacities to be able to face and conquer challenges in the larger society.
He also urged them to relate freely with their colleagues to enable them benefit immensely from one another and establish lasting relationship, even as he charged them to obey all camp rules and regulations for their own good.
Jikamshi, therefore, called on all corps employers in the state, who have requested the services of corps members, to prepare adequately to receive them at the close of the orientation on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.
“Adequate arrangement should be made regarding the transportation of corps members to their various organisations, the provision of accommodation and other necessary supportive facilities that would help the corps members to fully integrate into their various employments,” he said.
He thanked Governor Abdullahi Sule for his support to the NYSC Scheme and for the robust relationship between the state government and the scheme.
In an interview with The Voice, one of the newly sworn-in corps member, Opeoluwa Amusan, a graduate of Law at Elizade University, expressed happiness for the privilege to serve his country.
He called on Nigerians to believe in the country and encourage both the educated and non-educated among them for peace and unity.
“There should be no religious and tribal differences among us because we are all one and we should respect each other’s tribe, age and socio-cultural backgrounds,” he said.
On her part, a graduate of Agriculture at the Delta State University, Onyinye Aghaulor said “I feel great that I can actually serve my country its citizens and I promise to give my best in the at my Place of Primary Assignment (PPA).”
The Voice reports that the swearing-in oath was administered by the Chief Judge of Nasarawa State, Justice Alisha Aliyu, who was represented by Justice Isa Kana.