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NYSC swears-in 2,266 corps members in FCT

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NYSC swears-in 2,266 corps members in FCT

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, on Tuesday sworn in 2,266 corps members, 866 men and 1,400 women, for the one-year mandatory national youth service from Lot ‘C’ Stream II in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

NYSC Director General Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, at the swearing-in ceremony at NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Kubwa, Abuja, urged them to use the year of service to contribute to the progress and development of the country.

Ibrahim, who urged members of the corps to avoid worship and other vices, advised them to use the year of service to realize their potential and reach the heights they desired.

“I congratulate you for your prompt response to the wake-up call to serve our country. History will undoubtedly be kind to you because of your patriotic zeal.

“I recommend that you always reflect on the meaning of the oath and be guided by its spirit and its lyrics. Along the same lines, I advise you to familiarize yourself with the content of the NYSC Law and the NYSC Bylaws.

Let me take this opportunity to warn you against leniency in worship, drug abuse, and other social vices.

“I also urge you to use social media only to promote unity and other positive purposes instead of spreading rumors and promoting hatred,” Ibrahim said.

The director general said members of the corps were deliberately sent outside of their home states to help broaden their understanding of the country and different ethnic groups.

He said that this would enable them to contribute effectively to the promotion of national unity and integration.

Ibrahim also urged them to get vaccinated without delay, as it has become a prerequisite for being able to enter public offices as of December 1.

“As you may know, the Federal Government has announced a plan to make the submission of proof of vaccination against COVID-19 by public officials as a prerequisite for access to public offices as of December 1.

“I encourage those of you who have not yet been vaccinated to do so without further delay, as the rule can be applied to members of the corps at primary assignment sites.

“Of greater importance is the fact that the vaccine will keep you safe. We are already in contact with the relevant authorities to ensure that vaccines are available to you during the course of this program.

“I would like to express our deep gratitude to the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 and the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC), whose support and guidance are facilitating the safe and efficient conduct of the orientation course in the context of the ‘ new normal, ”said Ibrahim.

The NYSC chief urged corps members to use the scheme’s Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Program, SAED, to learn various skills for self-employment and wealth creation.

According to him, many former members of the corps, who adopted professional and entrepreneurial training on the SAED platform, are now successful business owners.

He said: “I encourage you to stay away from the long line of job seekers by choosing between different skill sets and fully participating in training sessions.

“For our part, we will continue to work with relevant stakeholders, including financial institutions, to enable you to realize your business dreams,” said Mr. Ibrahim.

The Chief Judge of the FCT, Judge Hussain Baba, represented by H.E. Judge Angela Otaluka, officiated the swearing-in ceremony.

The Nigerian News Agency reports that some of the highlights of the orientation camp activities include lessons on the four cardinal programs of the NYSC, leadership training, paramilitary drills and other physical training, as well as raising awareness of current national issues. .

The mandatory orientation course will last until Tuesday, December 14.

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