Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday urged the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members deployed to the state to make sure the residents of the state folks felt their optimistic influence.
Wike, who was represented by Mr George Nweke, the permanent secretary, ministry of special duties, made the declaration during the closing ceremony of the 2019 Batch “A” orientation camp programme at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Nonwa-Gbam, Tai Local Government Area.
He also urged the corps members to assist in delivering accelerated developments at their locations of main assignments.
According to him: “You’re, subsequently, anticipated to hitch arms with my administration by ensuring you embark on viable group improvement initiatives wherever you’ll serve.
“The good people of Rivers expect nothing less from you than a total commitment to the oath you swore by diligently upholding its provision in letter and spirit,” he stated.
He stressed that the orientation course has adequately readied them both physically and mentally for the duty of national service at their locations of main assignments.
“I subsequently cost you to advertise the important thing goal of the NYSC scheme, which is to boost a crop of disciplined and morally sound youths able to construct bridges of national unity.
“The discipline you showed in the camp was an encouragement that you are ready as a catalyst for positive change in the various communities that you will find yourself,” he added.
He also warned the corps members to withstand the lure of pointless and unauthorised journeys that previously resulted in disagreeable penalties for corps members.
“As corps members, your lives are precious to us the Rivers government, Federal Government and your lovely families; you need to stay alive,” he stated.