Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Brig Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has informed corps members that the oath of allegiance they swore during their swearing was solemn, and that the message of the oath has influenced the guiding principles of many patriotic Nigerians years after their participation in the National Service.
He said this on Tuesday, during the swearing in ceremony of 2021 Batch B Stream 2 corps members which held nationwide, while charging them to see their participation in the orientation programme as an opportunity of a lifetime that will enable them to promote national unity and integration.
Represented in Rivers state by the State Coordinator, Chief Chinwendu Ogbonnaya Chukwu, at the Rivers State orientation camp at Nonwa in Tai in Local Government Area, Gen. Ibrahim called on the corps members to join the efforts of government to stamp out Covid-19 by complying strictly to the Covid-19 guidelines/protocols throughout the orientation exercise and beyond.
He appreciated the three tiers of government, security agencies, traditional rulers, Corps Employers and stakeholders for their unwavering support to the NYSC through sustained provision of resources for the smooth conduct of the Scheme’s operations, especially in areas of security and welfare of corps members.
The administration of oath of allegiance was performed by the Chief Judge of Rivers state, who was represented by Hon. Justice Kingsley-Chuku Augusta Uche.
A total of 1800 corps members were sworn in at the occasion.