Obaseki Promises To Take Care Of Welfare Of Corp Members Posted To The State
The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has advised corps members to shun social vices such as internet fraud, drug addiction, thuggery, armed robbery, cultism, prostitution, kidnapping and violence.
Obaseki gave this advise at the closing ceremony of the 2018 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Batch `A’ Orientation course on Wednesday in Benin.
Obaseki who was not in attendance was represented by his Duputy, Mr Philip Shaibu, who took time out to urge the corpers to embrace the federal government’s “Change Begins with Me” initiative, aimed at restoring national values.
He also pleaded with them to give their full strength to their primary place of assignment, (PPA), since its in accordance with the NYSC posting policy.
Obaseki urged the corp members to relate with the people in rural areas and respect the culture of their host communities, stating that the people are friendly and God-fearing.
The corp members were charged to surpass the activities of their successors towards developmental and life transforming projects aimed at leaving their host communities better than they met them.
The governor assured the corp members of his government attending to their welfare within the available resources, noting that the construction work at the NYSC permanent orientation camp would be given priority.
Mallam Abdulahi Yusuf, the state coordinator of NYSC, while presenting the 2,137 members earlier, said they were equipped for the challenges of the service year.
Yusuf said that the corps members exhibited a high level of discipline, which culminated in the hitch-free and very successful orientation exercise.
He said that over 75 per cent of the corps members were posted to various educational institutions in the state to impart knowledge to the young ones.