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1,600 corps members are sworn in by NYSC in Enugu

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One batch of 1,600 corps members from the 2023 Batch ‘B’ Stream have been sworn in by the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) and sent to Enugu State for the one-year compulsory national service.

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This was revealed on Friday during the swearing-in ceremony at the NYSC Orientation Camp, Awgu Local Government Area, Enugu state, by the state’s NYSC coordinator, Gladys Adama.

She claims that there are still other corps members reporting to the camp.

In order for the freshly sworn-in corps members to have a successful service, she urged them to take part in all the camp’s activities.

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After their one-year national service, Adama claimed that the orientation exercise would give them the chance to gain vocational skills and launch their own businesses rather than looking for employment.

The coordinator thanked the government of Enugu for continuing to support the state’s NYSC program.

She requested the state government’s assistance in modernizing the camp’s amenities, providing functional vehicles to make it easier to check corps members, and providing funding to cover the cost of the corps members’ meals while they are at the orientation camp.

Governor Mbah of Enugu State opened the three-week orientation session and advised the corps members to avoid any behavior that would cause division.

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They were given advice by Mbah, who was represented by the Deputy Governor Ifeanyi Ossai, to oppose those who despise social harmony and peace.

We must fight back against those who despise us and actively work to lessen the things that separate us, he said, citing the brutal civil war as a lesson.

The governor declared that the state government would increase its cooperation with NYSC to carry out youth-oriented programs aimed at acquiring skills and eradicating poverty.

He exhorted the corps members to uphold the nation’s ideals with the utmost loyalty, devotion, discipline, and commitment.

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The governor promised that his administration will thoughtfully evaluate the NYSC appeal regarding the difficulties at the Awgu orientation camp.

The oath of allegiance was previously given to the corps members by Justice Raymond Ozoemena, the chief judge of Enugu State.

Justice Anthony Onovo, speaking on behalf of Ozoemena, advised the corps members to uphold the law both during and after the service year. NAN

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