Swearing-In Ceremony: Ag. DG Charges Corps Members To Upskill

By Otemuyiwa

The Ag. Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Mrs. Christy Uba has charged the 2022 Batch C Stream II Corps Members to avail themselves of the opportunity provided by the Scheme to acquire skills needed to help them become self-employed and self-reliant as there are not many readily available white-collar jobs.

The Ag. Director-General who was represented by the NYSC Osun State Coordinator, Mrs. Olayinka Abdulwahab, made this known during her address at the Swearing-in and Official Opening Ceremony of the 2022 Batch C Stream II Orientation Course at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ede, on Tuesday.

Uba stated that the first cardinal programme of the NYSC, which is the three weeks Orientation Course is designed to prepare Corps Members for the tasks of the Service Year through training on Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED), leadership coaching, paramilitary drills, and other physical activities, as well as sensitization on topical national issues, amongst others.

She enjoined them to take advantage of this golden opportunity to participate in all the Camp activities.

She also stated that the core objective of the NYSC is the promotion of national unity and integration, necessitating Corps Members deployed away from their respective States of origin and assemblage at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp from diverse ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds.

She stressed the importance of NYSC in fostering national unity and integration and encouraged the Corps Members to take the opportunity to gain a broader understanding of the country and to also entrench the culture of working together in an atmosphere filled with friendship, peace and love.

She implored the new corp members to sustain a high level of discipline and to take their oaths seriously and remain compliant with the Camp rules and regulations. Also, she urged them to avoid using social media for spreading fake news, fuelling hatred and other negative purposes, and instead deploy the same for the promotion of national unity and development.

She reminded the Corps Members to adhere strictly to the established safety guidelines such as: physical distancing, wearing of face masks, and regular hand washing as well as other personal hygiene in the Orientation camp.

“You are to equally avail yourselves at the Camp Clinic whenever the need arises,” she added.

Uba also noted that the National Pledge and the NYSC Oath of Allegiance taken during their Swearing-in Ceremony are expected to guide and shape their conduct and character during the Service Year.

Furthermore, she urged them to familiarize themselves with the NYSC Act and Bye-laws as it contains information and guidelines for a successful Service year.

The National Pledge and Oath of Allegiance were administered by the Chief Judge of Osun State, Hon. Justice Oyebola Adepele Ojo who was represented by Hon. Justice C. O Olokede-Obadina on the 1300 Corps Members deployed to the State.

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