NYSC: DG calls on Corps Members to build on skills acquired at camp in Taraba
The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Shu’aibu Ibrahim has expressed delighted over the enthusiasm demonstrated by the corps members during the vocational and entrepreneurial training conducted in the camp and called on them to build on the skills acquired by availing themselves of opportunities for post-camp training.
He made the call during the closing ceremony of the 2021 Batch ‘B’ stream II orientation course held at the NYSC permanent site in Sibre, Ardo Kola local government area of Taraba state.
He charged the Corps members to remain patriotic and carry out their duties diligently wherever they are posted.
Represented by the Taraba state Coordinator of the scheme, Mr. Anthony Nzoka, Ibrahim thanked God for making the program hitch-free and commended the corps members for demonstrating patriotic zeal and high discipline, which contributed to the success of the exercise.
“On our part, we will continue to strengthen our relationship with relevant stakeholders to optimizing the impact of the program. My dear Corps Members, I wish to reaffirm the commitment of the management to your security and general welfare.
“Accordingly, we are in constant liaising with security agencies and other stakeholders with the view of ensuring your safety as well as addressing other essential needs for a fulfilling service. year. Said NYSC DG.
Brig. Gen. Ibrahim informed the corps members that the next phase of their service year will be of great significance as the entire nation looks up to them for their expected roles in advancing the unity and development of their fatherland.
He, therefore, enjoined the corps members to sustain the spirit of patriotism, hard work, and resilience that they were imbibed during the Orientation Course.
He also reminded them of the need to appreciate and respect the cultures of their host communities as well as to add value to the communities through undertaking personal and group Community Development Service projects that will uplift the living standards of the people where they are serving.
Brig. Gen. Ibrahim further warned the corps members against late-night, visitation of dangerous places, attending late-night parties, and acceptance of car rides from strangers, as well as unauthorized journeys and night trips among others.
However, while expressing gratitude to the Federal Government for its unwavering support for the scheme, the DG commended the state Coordinator and other camp officials for their dedication and teamwork that led to the success of the exercise.
“I wish to appeal to Corps Employers to not only accept Corps Members that will be posted to them but also provide the enabling environment for them to develop their potentials.” Brig. Gen. Ibrahim pleaded.
On his part, Taraba State NYSC Coordinator, Mr. Anthony Nzoka enjoined the Corps Members to shun all sorts of social vices such as drug abuse, cybercrime among others.
Our Correspondent observed that it is a tradition, that during the opening and closing of camp, the Director-General of NYSC will be received by the Camp Director and other officials and inspect the Quarter Guards mounted by the Corps Members before proceeding to the venue of the event which this time around was performed by the State Coordinator, Mr. Anthony Nzoka on behalf of the DG.
High points of the event included the presentation of awards to the best Corp member, Stanley, and the best-known camp official, Isma’ila among two others, while the medical team of the 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream II had also presented an award of Excellence to the state Coordinator, Mr. Anthony Nzoka.