Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that the state will continue to tap into the potentials of corps members in driving its development.
He stated this during the Passing-Out Parade ceremony for 2021 Batch A Stream 1 corps members deployed to the state which held at the Isaac Boro Park, Port Harcourt.
Gov. Wike used the occasion to charge the corps members to remain steadfast and committed in the service of the nation at all times despite their disengagement from the NYSC Scheme.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Special Services, Office of the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. George Nwaeke, mni, the Governor assured the corps members that the future is bright if only they will key into self empowerment leveraging on the skill acquisition training they received during the Service Year.
“Let me assure you that the future is bright for you, especially when you fully commit yourselves to be job and wealth creators leveraging on the Skill Acquisition training you received during the Service Year”, he said.
He reiterated his administration’s commitment to invest always in projects that will improve the operations of the NYSC Scheme in the state.
Earlier, Mr. George Mfongang, Rivers State NYSC Coordinator had informed the august gathering that the corps members were outstanding in their places of primary assignment leading to commendations for them by the host communities.
The Rivers state NYSC boss further revealed that the corps members were successful in the discharge of their duties because they disciplined, patriotic and loyal to the fatherland and core values of NYSC Scheme.
Mr. Mfongang singled out corps member Bilqees Lawal, RV/21A/1038 for special commendation during his address.
He described the corps member as a rare breed and woman of empathy and compassion for humanity.
The Coordinator informed the gathering how the corps members embarked on a personal CDS project which led her to sink a borehole in Kpong community, Khana LGA, the community’s first ever source of potable water.
A total of 1458 corps members passed from the 2021 Batch A Service Year out of which 1 won State Honours Award while 7 had their Service Year extended for various degrees of infractions on the NYSC Bye Laws.