Bayelsa State Governor, Seiake Henry Dickson has urged the new corps members in Kaiama camp, Bayelsa State to shun all forms of ethnic, religious and political cleavages and also uphold the nations building and national integration.
Dickson made this known through the permanent secretary of the state, Mr Anthony Ikhobo on Thursday, at the swearing in ceremony of the Batch C, stream 1, 2019, members of the National Youth Service corps (NYSC) Kaiama camp, kolokuma/ Opokuma Local Government of Bayelsa State.
The programme, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) which was established in 1973 by former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon. The scheme which was designed, “to inculcate discipline in Nigerian youths by instilling in them a tradition of industry at work, and of patriotic and loyal service to Nigeria in any situation they may find themselves. “
Ikhobo, while addressing the corps members said that establishment of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is pivotally centered at ensuring the nation building and as well as national integration.
He advised that Nigerian youth must uniformly come together to establish a common identity in order to accelerate the growth and the development of the nation.
The prospective corps members officially resumed into the NYSC camp, Kaiama, Kolokuma/Polokuma local Government of Bayelsa state, on the 5th of November as directed by National Youth Service Corps for three weeks orientation service.
Ikhobo added that, the corps members are to shun all forms of cleavages that may mar the nations progress and unity.
“As Nigerians, there is an urgent need for youth to forge a common national identity, and build the holding of moving this nation forward.” He said.
He further added that rooms should not be given to any form of religious or ethnic differences by the Nigerian youths.
“You must shun all forms of ethnics, religious, political diversity in the task of nation building. As patriots of national service, you must therefore take this opportunity to contribute your own quota in accelerating development to your fatherland”. He said.
The swearing in ceremony of the new corps member was done by the State Chief Judge of Bayelsa State, Justice Kate Abiri who was also represented by Honourable Justice I. Eradire.
Honourable Justice I. Eradire, congratulated the corps members as they have been sworn in and thereby qualified to be addressed as corps members.
The National Youth service corps (NYSC) state Director, Mrs Elizabeth Ojugo urged the new corps members to be of good behaviour during and after their stay in camp.
Mrs Elizabeth Ojugo, advised the corps members to diligently carry out their primary assignments.