The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has assured corps members posted to the state of security and safety anywhere they may be deployed across the state for their primary assignment.
Ortom gave the assurance in his speech at the closing ceremony of 2018 Batch C Stream One Orientation course at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) permanent orientation camp, Wannune in Tarka Local Government Area of the state.
Represented by his deputy, Engr. Benson Abounu, the governor commended the 1983 corps members for demonstrating what he described as “high level commitment through active participation in all camp activities.”
He said their act was a pointer that Nigeria will continue to maintain its indivisible status, imploring the young graduates to remain diligent in carrying out any assignment that would be given to them for the achievement of the purpose for which NYSC was established.
“I wish to reiterate that you have no reason whatsoever to entertain any fear of the unknown. This because we have put in place adequate measures to ensure your security and safety anywhere you may find yourselves in all nooks and crannies of this state,” he said.
Ortom however, enjoined the corps members to respect the traditions, norms and customs of the communities they will be posted to so as to enjoy their hospitality to the fullest.
Earlier in his address, the Benue State Coordinator of NYSC, Shicha Joshua Simon, appealed to the state government to make good its promise for the reconstruction of the camp’s dilapidated multipurpose hall, which serves as the centre of major camp activities.
Simon said the corps members have shown themselves to be very teachable, patriotic and are good ambassadors of their families, schools and communities as he further admonished them to represent NYSC proudly in the various communities they will be posted to for their primary assignments.