Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa said the state is determined more than ever to provide the right environment for corps members in the State.
Governor Okowa stated this during the opening/swearing-in ceremony of 2019 National Youth Service Corps, Batch ‘B’ stream II, at the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) Permanent Orientation camp, Issele-Uku.
The governor who was represented by the Commissioner for Youth Development, Mr Ifeanyi Egwunyenga, congratulated the Corps members on the successful completion of their studies and welcomed them to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) permanent orientation camp, Issele-Uku.
Governor Okowa enjoined the corps members to join hands with the state government in pushing the frontiers of community and national development, by actively engaging in programmes that are geared towards nation building and shun vices such as drug abuse, economic crime, youth unrest, cultism, kidnapping, child and women abuse.
The governor admonished the corps members to remain focused, so as to attain the intended objectives of the three weeks induction/training, even as he urged them to take full advantage of the opportunity of their call to serve the state and its citizen, as a mark of honour and recognition of their worth.
Earlier, in his remark, the Chairman, National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), State Governing Board, Mr Chiedu Ebie, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet and Administration, Mr Akpatiakachukwu, advised corps members to take advantage of the skill and entrepreneurship training they will be exposed to in camp, exhibit good leadership qualities and be mindful of their comfort by taking proper care of government properties within the camp.
In his speech, the State-Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Delta State, Mr Omotade Ayodele, enjoined corps members to focus on making the desired impact while on national service, stating that for the three weeks, corps members will be trained on different skills set and fundamentals of entrepreneurship development.
Mr Omotade urged them, to adhere strictly to instructions, during their stay in camp, revealing that a total of 1,724 corps members, comprising of 950 males and seven 774 females were fully registered.
High point of the occasion was the taking of oath of allegiance by corps members, administered by the Chief Judge of Delta state, His Lordship, Hon. Marshall Umukoro, who was represented by Justice Celestina Ogisi.