Corps members are pride, future of Nigeria – Governor Diri says

Governor of Bayelsa State, Sen. Douye Diri has described the youths involved in the mand atory one year service to the nation under the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) as the pride and future of the nation.

Gov. Diri, who made this known during the Opening/ Swearing – In ceremony 2024 Batch A stream 2 Prospective corps members deployed to the State for national service at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Boro Town,declared corps members as Patriots on national assignment.

Governor Douye Diri, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Mrs. Grace Tarinabo congratulated them for a successful completion of their academic Programmes and expressed joy of welcoming them to Bayelsa and wished them a successful orientation course and fruitful service year.

He further expressed gratitude to the NYSC for her commitment in fostering unity and national integration as well as the pivotal role in shaping the lives of the young graduates by instilling in them the virtues of discipline, patriotism and self less service to the nation.

He reaffirmed the commitment of the Bayelsa State government to the welfare of the corps members in providing necessary support and assistance to ensure a fruitful and memorable service year.

Earlier, the State Coordinator, Mrs Okpalifo Obiageli Charity in her welcome address thanked the special guest of honour,the Executive Governor of Bayelsa,,Collaborating partners and other distinguished guests for their presence.

She advised corps members to take orientation course serious because careful and deliberate programmes have been well designed to adequately prepare and equip them for optimum performance during and after national service.

She specially thanked the Executive Governor of Bayelsa statement Senator Douye Diri for his immense support to NYSC and expressed optimism that the completion of the on -going hostels construction in the camp will greatly address accommodation challenge in the camp.

Highlights of the event were the administration of National and NYSC Pledges on the corps members by the State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Maltide Abrakasa Ayemieye who was represented by Hon. Justice I. Eradiri and the Tug of War demonstrated by the corps members.