ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA.
Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has charged members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), posted to the state to exhibit highest moral standards and to be law abiding through out their stay in the state.
The governor gave the charge at the NYSC orientation camp, Asaya, Kabba, at the swearing-in ceremony of the 2000 corps members deployed to the state for the 2019 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1.
Bello, who was represented by the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr Sani Ogu-Salisu, urged the corps members to be obedient and liaise keenly with the constituted authorities for a memorable and fascinating Camp experience.
”You are the hope of our next generations in your various areas of discipline especially now that the nation is under intense pressure to meet the expectations of her Common Wealth Member States among committee of nations.
”I am glad to also inform you that the number of ex-corps members that stays back in Kogi State after the service year is recently on a steady increase.
”So, let there be no regret whatsoever serving the nation in Kogi State for all you need to harness our rich opportunities is intellectual ideas and self discipline.
”Hence, you must be law abiding, cooperative, ready to make new friends and most importantly acclimatise your new environment,” he advised.
Bello stressed that the orientation course was designed to inspire corps members into national consciousness as dependable growing leaders of our dear nation.
The governor reaffirmed his administration’s to continue to strengthen the existing cordial relationship with the NYSC Scheme to ensure a worthwhile experience and quality welfare for corps members.
He described the late Ahile former coordinator of the corps in the state as a typical model of a patriotic citizen, the phenomenal expression of an egalitarian leader, a bosom public officer and the true definition of a Nigerian.