The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have sworn no fewer than 801 2022 Batch’B’steam II corps members deployed to Yobe state.
Justice Amina Shehu representative of Chief Judge of the state administered the oath on Tuesday in Dazigau NYSC camp Yobe.
The NYSC Director General, Brigadier General Mohammed Fadah congratulated the corps members on their graduation from their respective institutions.
Fadah represented by Mrs Hafsat Yerima, the Yobe state Coordinator said the scheme was designed to equip them for the tasks of the Service Year through lessons on Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development, leadership coaching among others.
“It is also a platform for kick-starting various activities that will enable you to realize your potential and attain individual feats both during and after service.
“I, therefore, enjoin you to utilize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by participating in all the Camp activities.”, he said.
The DG said objectives of NYSC was the promotion of national unity and integration.
“Hence, your deployment away from your States of origin and your assemblage here from diverse ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds.
“This policy will not only offer you the opportunity for a broader understanding of the country, but also entrench the culture of working together in an atmosphere filled with friendship, peace, harmony, and a shared vision of a great and prosperous Nigeria.”
Fadah enjoined them to sustain the high level of discipline and enthusiasm they had demonstrated by remaining compliant with the camp rules and regulations.
He urged them to avoid using social media for spreading fake news, fuelling hatred and other negative purposes.
He advised them to use the social media for the promotion of national unity and development.
“You are strongly advised to be security conscious at all times and to report any suspicious characters or activities around you to the appropriate authorities”, he advised.
Fadah encouraged them to avail themselves of the opportunities for self-employment through the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) Programme.
“You are expected to choose from any of the skill areas, and make yourselves available for the training, which starts from the Orientation Camp.”
He warned them to adhere strictly to the established safety measures such as physical distancing, wearing of face masks and the use of hand washing facilities provided at strategic locations in the orientation camp.