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Gov Otu assures Corps Members of Conducive Environment

The Governor of Cross River State, Senator Bassey Edet Otu, has assured Corps Members of his unwavering commitment to ensuring a conducive environment is created for them during and after the Orientation Course.

Governor Otu who was represented by the Commissioner for Youth Development, Hon. Odum Ijom Ukam gave the promise today during the swearing-in ceremony of the 2024 batch 'A' stream II prospective Corps Members deployed to Cross River State.

The Governor reminded them that their swearing in and oath taking marked the beginning of one year mandatory service to the Nation, noting that they are expected to use the period to contribute to the socio-economic development of the communities they would be posted to serve and the State in general.

He charged them to carry out laudable Community Development projects which would stand them out at end of the service period. The youth friendly Governor advised the Corps Members to use the period to make personal sacrifices that will prepare them for the challenges of nation building.

In his opening address, the NYSC Coordinator, Cross River State, Mr Andrew Zemoh, congratulated the Corps Members for the success they recorded at their various institutions of higher learning which qualified them to be mobilized for the one year mandatory national service.

Mr. Zemoh said that the three weeks Orientation Course structured today prepare them for the task ahead, would expose them to drills, man-o-war and agility manoeuvres, leadership training, lectures on security and teaching assignments, including Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) training Program, all aimed at preparing them both physically and mentally for post orientation life in their various places of primary assignments.

The State Co-ordinator expressed his appreciation to the Government of Cross River State for the various timely interventions carried out at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Obubra especially the recent ones at Multiple purpose Hall and the collapsed part of the perimeter fence.

He however appealed to the Governor for renovation of the entire Hostels to make the camp conducive for optimal use, and also provide another borehole as the Camp was still in dire need of another borehole to address the current water challenges .

Emmanuella Okpotu, The Beagle News Online