Chiemeka ADINDU, Calabar
Cross River State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Mohammed Nakamba has urged corps members posted to the state to be security conscious.
He said this while declaring the 2021 Batch ‘A’, Stream 2 orientation course open at the NYSC permanent orientaion camp in Obubra.
He charged the corps members to be mindful of their activities and keep only trusted friends. He lamented the level of youthful exuberance which is beclouding the minds of Nigerian youths which has continued to expose them to danger.
Nakamba who said he wanted to see all the corps members end their service year in sound mind further congratulated them for successfully completing their academic activities at their various institutions of higher learning which qualified them to be deployed for the national service.
He charged them to be of good behaviour and ensure they exhibit characters worthy of emulation as they were ambassadors of their families and the NYSC.
The coordinator had introduced the four cardinal programmes of the NYSC scheme to the corps members while briefing them ahead of the swearing in ceremony.
He said the programmes of the scheme were deliberately designed to achieve the set objectives of the scheme which was to inculcate discipline in the youths and to develop common ties among the youths as well as the promotion of national unity and integration.
He said: “Management of the scheme considers the orientation exercise as the signature programme for the service year and have carefully packaged programmes that would orientate you on the lofty objectives of national integration, mobilization of skilled manpower to all nooks and crannies of the nation, dismantling of ethnic prejudice and building of an egalitarian society to mention a few”.
He noted that most basic facilities have been provided for them by the scheme for their comfort throughout the orientation exercise.
He however reminded them that life in camp was strictly regimented, adding that high level of discipline and self control was expected from them.
He warned them to avoid every form of indiscipline and be obedient to all camp rules and regulations throughout the orientation programme and assured them of management’s resolve to ensure they had a hitch free orientation programme.