NYSC swears-in 1,472 corps members in Enugu, as Gov Mbah urges them on discipline

National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) on Tuesday swore -in 1,472 corps members of the 2024 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1 set, deployed to Enugu State for the one-year mandatory national service.

State Coordinator, NYSC, Mrs Christiana Salmwang, who made that known on Tuesday, during the swearing-in ceremony  of Batch B Corps members held  at the NYSC  permanent Orientation Camp, Awgu , Awgu Local Government Area, Enugu, added that the number comprised 667 male and 805 female corps members.

Pix: Enugu state Deputy Governor, Ifeanyi Ossai

She said the orientation programme was rare opportunity for self development and actualization as well as contribution to national development on the platform of the NYSC scheme.

She urged the corps members to approach the orientation task with the highest degree of fervor, patriotism, selfless service and humility.

The Coordinator advised Corps members on the outbreak of cholera 

saying, NYSC as a pragmatic organisation has taken proactive steps to prevent any possible spread of the disease

She said proactive steps had been taken by the NYSC to prevent any possible spread of cholera

“We have stationed wash hand basins all over the camp for regular hand washing of members of camp communities and visitors.

“We have been engaging camp market operators to observe the highest level of hygiene in their preparation of meals for the corps members,” Salmwang said.

She thanked Enugu state Governor Peter Mbah for reconnecting the camp to the national grid saying  the corps members now enjoy electricity power supply in their orientation camo.

Declaring the three weeks orientation programme open,  Gov. Peter Mbah represented by the Deputy Governor,  Ifeanyi Ossai, said  the purpose of the NYSC scheme was to break the barriers that separate the people.

He charged the corps members to be disciplined at all time so as to be successful in life.

According to him, society that does not respect her own rules and has no values to look up to, that people respect and treasure that society must always experience draw backs and these draw backs can affect your life, family and carrier.

“So, discipline should be one of the core values you must take with you from your orientation and service year,” he said.

Ossai, who spoke on behalf of the governor promise that Mbah’s administration would fix the road leading to the orientation camp and  construct a field in the camp for the corps members.

Administering the oath of allegiance, the Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice Raymond Ozoemena represented by Justice Anthony Onovo also urged the corps members to be disciplined in order to be successful in life.

He said, “discipline is the bedrock of the society and life, without discipline you cannot achieve anything in your behavior, in your relationship with one another and in your finances, you have to maintain discipline in order to continue to live. 

“In the camp without discipline there will be orderliness, so let discipline be part of you.”

Author: Maureen Ikpeama

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