The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,500 Corps members to Bayelsa State for the 2021 Batch B, stream II service year, urging them to always make themselves available themselves for Covid -19 vaccination.
According to the NYSC, the corps members should also ensure healthy interactions and exchange ideas that will broaden their understanding of the country and build lasting friendships that will make them a vanguard of national unity and integration.
The NYSC Director General, Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, represented by Bayelsa State Coordinator, Mrs Ojugo Elizabeth Iyowuna, made this known yesterday during the opening / swearing-in ceremony of corps members deployed to Bayelsa state at the NYSC orientation camp, Kaiama town in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the State..
According to Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, the corps members have been deliberately assembled from diverse ethnic ,religious and social- economic backgrounds to enable them begin the performance of their much envisage roles in the promotion of national unity and integration.
He therefore advised them to ensure healthy interactions and exchange ideas that will broaden their understanding of the country and build lasting friendships,”To this end, he said they will be taken through lessons on the cardinal programmes of the NYSC, general code of conduct, leadership coaching, paramilitary drills and other physical trainings as well as sensitization on topical national issues”.
The NYSC boss enjoined the corps members to imbibe the virtues of the Service Corps during and after their service as stated in the oath of allegiance administered on them. He also encouraged them to avail themselves of the opportunity provided by the NYSC Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development ( SAED) programme to become employers of labour instead of joining the rank of unemployed graduates scouting for the rarely available white collar jobs.
While calling on the camp community to ensure compliance with all Covid -19 prevention protocols throughout the orientation period, he enjoined them to present themselves for Covid -19 vaccination whenever it is made available in orientation camp.
He appreciated the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control ( NCDC), the Presidential Steering for their support and guidance towards safe and efficient conduct of the orientation course within the context of the ‘new normal’. Also commended were the National Agency for the Control of Aids ( NACA), the TY Danjuma Foundation, State Ministries of Health, Federal and State tertiary health institutions, the Federal Government, States and Local Government Councils, Security Agencies, traditional rulers, Corps Employers and other stakeholders for their support.
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