1,139 corps members end orientation programme in Abia

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At least 1,139 corps members deployed in Abia for the 2022 Batch B Stream 2 Orientation Course Tuesday passed out of the three-week training.The ceremony took place at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Umunna, in Bende local government area.

The corps members comprised 586 males and 583 females.

The director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Muhammad Fadah, commended the corps members for exhibiting their high sense of discipline at the camp.

Mr Fadah, represented by the NYSC coordinator in Abia, Julius Ekeh, also charged the corps members to integrate into their host communities and respect the people’s cultures, in line with the scheme’s objectives.

He advised them to undertake community development service projects that would help to uplift their host communities.

The NYSC boss warned them to eschew drug trafficking, abuse, and cybercrime, among other vices.

“I have received impressive reports on your participation in the entrepreneurial training under the NYSC Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme,” said Mr Fadah. “I encourage you to build on the skills acquired by availing yourselves of opportunities for post-camp training. This will go a long way in empowering you for self-reliance.”

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