Delta-Bound Corps Members Undertake Orientation Course In Anambra
No fewer than 517 members of 2022 Batch “C” Stream II corps members posted to Delta are to undertake their orientation course in Anambra.
Mrs Blessing Iruma, the Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Anambra, said this at the swearing in ceremony of the 2022 Batch “C” at the permanent orientation camp in Mbaukwu-Umuawulu on Tuesday.
Iruma said the redirection of Delta State corps members to Anambra was because of the unavailability of Camp which was occupied by athletes due to the ongoing National Sports Festival.
She said a total of 1,123 corps members were deployed to Anambra, bringing all the numbers in camp to 1,640.
According to her, “I am delighted to report that at close of registration, we’ve registered a total of 1,123 corps members comprising 471 males and 652 females for the swearing ceremony.
“A total of 517 prospective corps members, comprising 157 males and 360 females, deployed to serve in Delta State were sent to hold their orientation course in Anambra.
“Delta camp is not readily available because of the ongoing national sports festival in the state.
“Others are deployed to Rivers and Edo; but they will return to their various states of deployment after the camp,” he said.
Iruma congratulated the corps members for successful completion of their studies and urged them to adapt to the regimented programme.
She said the scheme would continue to support the state government in ensuring manpower deployment for health care delivery to the rural areas where their services were needed most.
On her part, Mrs Christy Uba, the Acting Director General of the NYSC, urged the corps members to sustain the high level of discipline on camp and comply with Camp rules and regulations.
Uba appealed for the support of all stakeholders in the call for the establishment of the NYSC Trust Fund which is already awaiting approval by the President, saying it would enhance smooth operations of the scheme.
“You must continue to distance yourselves from cultism, drug abuse and other social vices. Also avoid using social media for spreading fake news, fueling hatred and other negative purposes,” she said.