Tony John , Port Harcourt
Governor, Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has assured serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) posted to the state of their safety and security during the one year mandatory service.
Governor Wike gave the assurance, on Monday, at the closing ceremony of 2017 Batch ‘B’ stream II, joint orientation course for corps members deployed to Rivers, Bayelsa and Akwa-Ibom states, held at NYSC permanent orientation camp, in Nonwa, Tai Local Government Area of the state.
The governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Kenneth Kobani, said his administration was passionate about the safety of corps members deployed to the state, and urged them to put their best in areas of primary assignments.
Said he, “I have been informed that you were committed to the programmes of the course and that you maintained a high level of discipline expected in an organized and regimented environment like camp. This shows that the hope placed on you as architects of a greater Nigeria is not misplaced.
“The State Government is equally passionate about your security. I want to further assure you that you are safe in any part of the State you are posted to serve just, as the government will continue to recognize and reward those of you who perform excellently at the end of the service.
“I want to assure you that the government will do its best to provide the conducive environment for you to carry out your assignment anywhere you are posted to serve in the State”, he promised.
The governor also noted that the purpose of the scheme was to encourage unity and integration among diverse ethnic nationality of the country, and advised them to strive to sustain the tempo.
“I urge you to pursue the realization of this goal in practical terms by taking your host communities as your homes and joining in contributing to its development. You must strive to sustain the good record of your total commitment and honesty of purpose,” he stressed.
Earlier in his address, the state Coordinator of NYSC, Mr. Sunday Aroni, commended the State government for its contribution in providing the facilities used at the camp.
He urged all the stakeholders, particularly the employers of Corps members, to accept and create the conducive environment to enable them have a peaceful service year.
A total of 2, 288 NYSC members passed out from the orientation camp, which lasted for three months.