April 22, 2024

Be peaceful with host communities, Eno urges corps members

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Be peaceful with host communities, Eno urges corps members

Akpan Umoh, Uyo

Gov Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom has charged corps members to be peaceful and initiate projects that would be of benefit to their host communities.

Eno gave the charge at the closing ceremonies and terminal parade of the 2023 Batch C stream one corps members deployed to the state at the permanent orientation camp in Nsit Atai Local Government Area. 

The governor, who was represented by the Commissioner of Youths and Sports Development, Mr Monday Uko, charged them to live in peace with their host communities, obey their customs and traditions as well as contribute their quota to the development of the area.

He urged the corps members to endeavour to coexist and avoid offending the sensibilities of the people in their host communities.

“As you journey into our various Local Government Areas and into your places of primary assignments, I enjoin you to live peacefully with members of your host communities.

“Respect their customs and tradition and contribute your quota by way of embarking on viable community development projects, ” Eno said.

Eno added that the government will not relent in recognising and celebrating corps members who distinguished themselves by impacting the lives of the people.

He appealed for the cooperation of stakeholders with the scheme by giving the corps members the opportunity and encouragement to settle down to serve their fatherland.

In her remarks, the State Coordinator, Mrs Chinyere Ekwe, urged corps members to imbibe the lessons and training learnt during the orientation course to propel them into the next phases of life.

Be peaceful with host communities, Eno urges corps members

Ekwe charged corps members to be good ambassadors of the scheme anywhere they find themselves during their service year.

She warned the corps members not to engage in any unwholesome activities that would tarnish the image of the scheme.

“I, therefore, urge you to put into practice all you have been taught during the orientation exercise.

“Most importantly, I enjoin you to take your post-camp skills acquisition training seriously as this will assist you in perfecting whatever skill you were taught in camp to enable you to establish your own business,” Ekwe said. 

The Brigade Commander 2 Brigade, Nigerian Army Brig.-Gen. Kenneth Chigbu, while assuring them of their safety advises them to shun vices that might put them in harm’s way  A total of 1,552 corps members comprising 686 males and 866 females took part in the orientation course.

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