The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has urged the 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1 youth corps members to add value to their employers and contribute to the development of the host communities they are posted to.
The NYSC Coordinator in Akwa Ibom, Mrs Chinyere Ekwe, made the call during the Passing Out Parade
of the corps members at the Permanent Orientation Camp, Ikot Itie Udung in Nsit Atai Local Government on Monday.
Ekwe also charged the corps members to make good use of the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme fashioned toward providing skills for them to be self reliance.
The coordinator said that the SAED programme was designed to equip corps members in various skills acquisition to
make them self reliant after the service year.
She said “I would like to appeal to corps members to accept their postings in good faith. Settle down and work toward adding value to employers and transformation of your host communities through Community Development Service engagement,” Ekwe said.
She warned the corps members against unauthorised journeys and appealed to them that if permitted to travel, they should avoid night trips.
According to her, the management of the scheme will not hesitate to discipline erring corps members to avoid unforeseen consequences.
Ekwe said that the posting of corps members were done in compliance with government’s directive, adding that about 95 per cent of the corps members were posted to schools across the state.
“Let me warn again that unauthorised journeys are seriously frowned at. And if permitted to travel, you must avoid night journeys.
“NYSC cannot afford to lose any of her corps members through road mishap anymore,” she said.
The coordinator commended Gov. Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom and the Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Mr Monday Uko, for the support in infrastructure development in the orientation camp.
She thanked the camp officials for their unflinching support throughout the orientation course and admonished corps members to be law abiding, disciplined and security conscious during their sojourn in the state. (NAN)