By Anne Azuka
Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State has appealed to 1,815 Corps members newly deployed to the state to be part of the vanguard for the hard won democracy at this moment of national history, development and democratic governance.
Oborevwori made the appeal on Tuesday during the Official Opening/ Swearing in ceremony of the 2023 Batch ‘C’ Stream 1 Orientation Course for Corps Members deployed to Delta State at the Permanent Orientation Camp, Issele-Uku Aniocha North Local Government Area of the state.
The governor, represented at the ceremony by the Commissioner for Higher Education, Prof. Tunkari Johnbull enjoined new Corps members to be ready to make sacrifices if all must enjoy the full dividends of democratic governance.
Oborevwori who declared the NYSC Orientation Course formally open assured them that in pursuance of his administration’s policy of embarking on meaningful people oriented programmes, would continue to ensure that their welfare needs were adequately met in the course of their one -year service in the state.
He further called on them to be dedicated and assist in
contributing to the development of the State, in whatever capacity they were called.
“Your orderly conduct and comportment at the orientation camp so far, bears
testimony of your genuine determination to render meaningful and selfiess services to the people of Delta State and indeed Nigeria.
“It is therefore, important that you
apply yourselves fully to the physical, psychological and cultural training, which you will be subjected to, during the orientation programme.
“I implore you to see the brief period of your orientation and induction course, which began a few days ago, as another significant period designed to instill some discipline and the spirit of fellowship in you”, Oborevwori stressed.
Earlier, the Delta State NYSC Coordinator, Mr. Alao Olusegun Olaosebikan had informed the governor that a total of one thousand eight hundred and fifteen Corps members were registered at the close of registration at midnight of Sunday November 5, 2023.
Mr. Alao expressed appreciation to Governor Sheriff Oborevwori for his love and sustained support for the scheme in the state.
He enjoined the Corps members to be good ambassadors of their families and respective institutions of graduation while in the camp and beyond.
NYSC Coordinator listed some urgent challenges being faced in the discharge of the duties to include provision of ambulance as a result of the ever increasing population of corps members and for easy conveyance of Corps members to Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba and the reconstruction of the Camp’s perimeter fence.