The Director General of NYSC, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Kaku Fadah has told Corps Members that the NYSC Scheme is designed to amplify national integration and unity. He urged them to commit to the tenets of the Scheme as it highlights their dedication to nation-building.
The DG said this at the Swearing-in and Official Opening Ceremony of the 2022 Batch B Stream 2 Orientation Course at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ede, Osun State on Tuesday.
Gen. Fadah who was represented by the NYSC Osun State Coordinator, Mrs Abdulwahab Olayinka, said that the role Corps Members have assumed is a sensitive and herculean one which each of them must commit to in order to sustain the unity of the country and the hopes of the upcoming generation.
According to him, the members through the various training they will undergo are expected to work towards fostering the unity and integration of the nation in their words, comportment and also through the right deployment of their expertise, skills and technology savvy.
Speaking further on the importance of the NYSC Scheme, Fadah said it avails Corps Members the platform to practice what they have been taught in their respective institutions and also provides them with the needed opportunity to gain required skills to kick-start their career path in life.
He harped on the importance of the regimented Orientation programme which according to him prepares them for the service year, instils discipline and exposes them to the ideals of the NYSC.
The Director-General commended the Corps Members for the high level of discipline and enthusiasm they have shown so far, charging them to sustain the same throughout their service year.
He also charged the newly inducted members to familiarise themselves with the provisions of the NYSC Act and Bye-laws, warning them to disassociate themselves from social vices such as cultism and drug abuse. He asserted that defaulters will be prosecuted accordingly as being members of the Scheme does not give anyone immunity from the law.
1,300 Corps Members comprising 600 males and 700 females were sworn in by the Chief Judge of Osun State, His Lordship, Hon. Justice Oyebola Adepele Ojo who was represented by Hon. Justice Ganiyat Omobola Lawal.