Gov Diri Lauds NYSC On Community Devt

The Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator, Douye Diri said , that, corps members have continued to play key and critical roles in community Development which is essential to national development.

Diri made this known through the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth Development, Mrs Grace Tarinabo Alagoa, who represented him, during the closing ceremony of 2024 Batch ‘A” Stream I Orientation Course held at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Boro Town.

In her speech, the presence of corps members in all the nooks of crannies of the state makes them beneficial for commumity development as they initiate, execute and commission vital community development service projects.

She emphasized that corps members have positive impact on pupils and students for them to become good citizens and leaders of tomorrow.

“The security and welfare of corps members will remain top priority of the government to enable them serve the nation in the state better and the Government will continue to provide conducive environment for them to have a rewarding service year in Bayelsa state”, she said.

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She urged all corps employers and critical stalk holders to assist the corps members to settle down in Bayelsa state as their home.

She enjoined the corps members to shun induced rejection and said, that truancy, abseentism and redundancy will not be tolerated by the government.

The State Coordinator, Mrs Okpalifo Obiageli Charity commended the corps members and camp officials for their high level of cooperation and discipline that ensured a hitch free orientation course.

She also called on the corps members to emulate their predecessors by carrying out their duties diligently, describing primary and secondary assignments as important cardinal programmes of the Service Corps.

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She thanked the Governor, government and good people of Bayelsa state for their immense support to the scheme and appealed to all corps employers to assist the corps members to quickly settle down to render quality services to the State.

Okpalifo urged corps members to use the lessons learnt such as patriotism, team work and resilience to contribute their own quota towards the progress and development of the country.

She advised them to remember at all times that they are ambassadors of the NYSC, their families and as well as institutions of graduation, thereby urging them to be wary of acts that can portray the Scheme in bad light.

She encouraged them to build on the skills acquired during the in-camp Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme in order to empower themselves for self-reliance.

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While thanking the State Government for the on going construction of two additional hostels at the camp, she appealed for early completion to cater for the increasing number of corps members posted to the State.

The event was entertained with a colourful parade match past by the corps members.

By Owunna Goodness, Bayelsa