Posted by Enweliku Kent, Asaba | 26 May 2017 | 1,371 times
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has mobilised 2,356 Corps members for the Batch A stream 1 2017. The official opening/swearing in took place today at the orientation camp in Issele-Uku in Aniocha North Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that 1,300 females and 1,056 males were deployed to the state for the 2017 orientation course.
On the official opening, the Governor of Delta State, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa, who was represented by the Commissioner for Higher Education, Engr. Jude Sinebe, spoke on the address presented by the Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
According to the speech, the programme will expose Corps members in learning adventure, adding that with the slogan of the Federal Government, ‘Change Begins With Me’, that they should consider themselves as agent of change.
Also, the state will provide skills acquisition programmers such as YAGEP, GEEP among others.
Meanwhile, the state coordinator of the NYSC Delta State, Mr. Omotade Benjamin Ayodele, explained that Corps members will be trained in different programmes during their orientation course. He advised them to take active part in the camp activities.
He thanks the Governor for making available, an enabling environment for the Corps members, especially on security. He also thanked the Ministry of Water Resources for making sure there is consistence water supply in the camp.
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