The governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, has promised to prioritise the security and welfare of corps members in the state, saying that a suitable environment is vital for national service.
Diri, who spoke at the 2023 Batch C, Stream I inauguration/oath-taking ceremony of corps members posted to the state for one-year compulsory national service, expressed his support and optimism for the goals, programmes, and activities of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
The state chief judge, Hon. Justice Maltide Abrakasa Ayemieye, administered the oath to the 1,301 corps members.
Diri, who was represented by the executive assistant to the governor on NYSC matters, Mr. Wisdom Poyeri, urged the newly sworn-in corps members to serve the state and the nation diligently, as the nation expects quality service and leadership from them.
The governor advised the corps members to take part in all camp activities to enhance their citizenship and leadership skills, assuring that his administration will continue to back the scheme to achieve its set objectives.
In her welcome address, the state coordinator, Mrs. Okpalifo Obiageli Charity, said that corps members posted to the state have been registered and are gradually adapting to the demands of the orientation exercise.
She thanked the governor for the ongoing construction of two additional hostels and drainages in the camp and appealed for the early completion of work to facilitate the deployment of more corps members to the state.
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