Gov. Nasir El Rufa’i of Kaduna State has urged the corps members deployed in the state to eschew social vices in order to bolster the peace and progress of their respective host communities.
El Rufa’i stated this at the swearing-in of the 2022 Batch ‘B’, Stream II corps members on Tuesday in Kaduna.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor was represented by the Commissioner of Human Services and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Baba.
”It is in recognition of the contributions of corps members that my administration will do everything within its power to support the scheme to excel.
“You have contributed in areas of education, health care services, agriculture, infrastructural provisions as well as social services.
”Corps members have also been contributing to ensure the effective implementation of many government programmes and policies in the state,” he said.
El Rufa’i, who described the orientation programme as a critical segment of the corps members’ service year, said that it would provide a ready platform for them to face the challenges ahead.
He urged them to abide by the rules guiding the camp and partake in skills acquisition and entrepreneurial development put in place for them by the scheme.
Earlier, the NYSC Coordinator in the state, Mr Odoba Oche, said that life in the orientation camp was regimented.
”There are rules and regulations enacted to guide conducts and sanctions for acts of indiscipline,” he said.
He enjoined them to participate in all camp activities and be prompt at every event.
“The activities in a regimented setting like this may be tough or seemingly unpleasant, but they are deliberately
planned as such.
”They are packaged to prepare you physically, mentally and emotionally for the challenges of national service and beyond,” he said.
Oche restated the scheme’s commitment to cooperating with the state government in rendering service to the people of the state.
NAN reports 1,500 corps members were deployed in the state, out of whom, 1,120 reported to camp. (NAN)