"Rekindle Hope for Better Nigeria" Gov Uzodimma tells Imo Corp Members
Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, has called on Corps members deployed to the state to take up the mantle of rekindling hope for a better and more positive Nigeria.
In a bid to inspire a sense of responsibility and patriotism among young graduates, Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, has called on Corps members deployed to the state to take up the mantle of rekindling hope for a better and more positive Nigeria.
Addressing 1,606 Corps Members during the Swearing-In Ceremony for the 2023 Batch C (Stream II) Orientation course at the NYSC Permanent Orientation camp, Eziama Obaire, Governor Uzodimma emphasized the crucial role of the youth in fostering development through high levels of patriotism, resilience, and hard work.
Represented by the Director of Finance and Administration in the Ministry of Youths and Sports, Mr Sixtus Onyeocha, the Governor urged Corps Members to capitalize on the three-week Orientation course to enhance their leadership and problem-solving skills, essential for the development of Imo State.
Highlighting the significance of national unity, Governor Uzodimma advised the Corps Members to integrate despite cultural and religious differences, promoting harmony and integration among themselves.
Commending the NYSC Scheme for its accomplishments over the past five decades, especially in the areas of service, youth development, and entrepreneurship through the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) program, the Governor assured Corps Members of their welfare and safety, with rewards for those who excel in their duties during the service year.
Mrs. Rachel Idaewor, the NYSC Imo State Coordinator, encouraged Corps Members to embrace the Orientation course as a platform for promoting and sustaining national unity and integration. She urged them to adhere strictly to the Bye-Laws of the Orientation course while assuring that camp officials were empowered to meet their legitimate needs.
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The Chief Judge of Imo State, represented by Hon. Justice E.N. Ekeh, administered the Oath of Allegiance to the Corps Members, emphasizing the values of service and humility encapsulated in the NYSC motto.
The event, well-attended and lively, featured a 'Tug of War' competition between Corps Members representing the Governor's team and the State Coordinator's team.
As the 2023 Batch C (Stream II) Orientation course kicks off, the challenge laid down by Governor Uzodimma serves as a rallying call for Corps Members to contribute actively to building a better and more positive Nigeria.