April 22, 2024

Emmanuel to upgrade critical facilities at NYSC camp

Emmanuel to improve critical facilities at NYSC camp

Akpan Umoh, Uyo

Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has promised to improve critical facilities at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) permanent orientation camp and sustain a good welfare package for corps members.

Emmanuel said this during the official opening/swearing-in ceremony for 2023 Batch A Stream 1 Corps Members at the NYSC permanent orientation camp on Friday in Ikot Itie Udung, Nsit Atai in Akwa Ibom.

The governor, who was represented by Mr Ifiok Douf, Director of Sport, Ministry of Youths and Sports said that the government’s resolve to improve the facilities of the camp remains unwavering.

“On our part, we will sustain the welfare package for the corps members. We will equally look into critical camp facilities requiring an immediate attention,” he said.

The governor urged corps members to contribute their quota to complement the efforts of the government towards realising its vision of fast-tracking development in all sectors of the economy.

He called on corps members to take orientation courses seriously and internalise the ideals of the nation as it is an integral part of the service year.

“The exercise would not be worthwhile if you failed to recondition your minds to various issues and new ideas that you would be exposed to through such activities as lectures, drills, physical training, citizenship and training leadership, skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development (SAED),” he said.

Earlier in her remarks, the State Coordinator of NYSC in Akwa Ibom, Mrs Chinyere Ekwe, informed the corps members that the orientation course was designed to instil in them the spirit of perseverance, discipline and resilience to adequately overcome the challenges of the service year.

Ekwe urged the corps members to take the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme seriously as is packaged to provide them with a veritable platform to overcome the challenges of unemployment.

She commended the state government for its unflinching support of the development of facilities in the orientation camp for the welfare of corps members.

The state coordinator admonished the corps members to be of exemplary conduct and internalise the ideals of national service as enshrined in the oath of allegiance.

Our correspondent reports that the high point of the event was the administration of the Oath of Allegiance on the corps members by the Chief Judge of Akwa Ibom, Justice Ekaete Obot, represented by Justice Uwem Ibritam.

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