Don’t Reject Corps Members Posted to You, Sule Tells Employers

Be a beacon of light, Fubara tasks corps members

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The Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, yesterday appealed to National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members’ employers in the state not to reject those posted to their establishments for their one year national service.

Also, Rivers State Governor, Mr. Siminalayi Fubara, has tasked members of NYSC deployed to the state to be the beacon of light.

Sule made the appeal at the orientation course closing ceremony of the 2024 Batch A Stream I corps members posted to the state at Magaji Dan Yamusa NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Keffi Local Government Area of the state.

According to the governor, who was represented by his Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development, Ja’afaru Loko, “My earnest appeal to corps employers not to reject corps members posted to their establishments is because rejecting corps members puts a snag on their zeal to serve.”

He therefore, called on them to accept them, and be accommodating to all corps members posted to their establishments as well as offer them positive and impactful mentorship for a memorable service year, and help lay a solid foundation for their future.

Sule in turn urged the corps members to accept their postings in good faith as they had been done in line with the policies of the scheme and the needs of the state.

“Your postings to the state is towards achieving the objectives of the scheme and also towards bringing development to the grassroots.

“Therefore, see your posting as a clarion call to render selfless service to the good people of the state,” he said.

In his farewell address, Mr. Abdullahi Jikamshi, coordinator of the scheme in the state, applauded the 2024 corps members and the entire camp community for the success of the orientation course despite some challenges.

Meanwhile, Rivers State Governor, Mr. Siminalayi Fubara, has tasked members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) deployed to the state to be the beacon of light in the state.

The governor made the call yesterday at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Nonwa-Gbam, Tai Local Government Area in the state where he closed the 2024 Batch A Stream 1 orientation course organised for the corps members.

Represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr. Tammy Danagogo, Governor Fubara charged the corps members to be symbols of hope and be determined to take up responsibilities that will uplift the lives of the citizens.

He further charged them to see themselves as elite youths, who must be disciplined and patriotic in making positive impacts in their host communities.

Fubara said: “I charge you to be beacons of light wherever you are posted, putting into consideration the fact that, you owe the country the responsibility of serving it well by being role models.

“Take the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme seriously in order to equip yourselves for self-reliance…and avoid acts that will tarnish the image of the NYSC scheme in Rivers State and Nigeria by being disciplined and exemplary in character at all times.”

However, the governor appreciated the host communities of Nonwa-Gbam for their continuous peaceful disposition and support to the scheme in the state.

Governor Fubara also commended the state Coordinator of NYSC, Mr. George Mfongang, and all camp officials for their “competence exhibited in nurturing the corps members to become highly patriotic and disciplined elite youths who are ready to make positive impacts in their host communities.”

Earlier in his address, the  state Coordinator, NYSC, Mfongang, informed the governor that the corps members have been adequately equipped with character, capacity, and competence to excel and contribute meaningfully in their Places of Primary Assignment (PPA) across the 23 local government areas of the state.

THISDAY, at the event, observed that a total of 1,676 corps members made up of 858 males and 812 females successfully completed the orientation exercise in the state.

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