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CJ swears in 1,128 corps members in Abia



The Chief Judge of Abia, Justice Onuoha Ogwe, on Tuesday swore in 1,128 corps members for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) 2022 Batch ‘B’, Stream 2 Orientation Course in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the corps members sworn-in comprised 582 males and 546 females.

Ogwe, who was represented by Justice Benson Anya of the  state’s High Court, urged the corps members to be grateful to the nation for giving them the opportunity to serve.

He agreed that they might have left their comfort zones to areas they might not have known, but said that NYSC was as a noble experience.

He congratulated them on their successes, following their graduations from their various tertiary institutions across the nation.

The chief judge urged the corps members to abide by the Oath of Allegiance which they had taken and be good ambassadors both to the scheme and the nation at large.

“Abia is a business state and it is peaceful and free of trouble.

“Any trouble you see in Abia is the one you created yourself by not going for your work, and your place of primary assignment on time.

“You must avoid unnecessary travel and nightlife because as a corps member we want you to serve alive and go back home alive,” he warned them.

The Director-General, NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Muhammad Fadah, described the Orientation Course as  the first cardinal programme of the scheme.

Fadah,  who was represented by the Coordinator of the NYSC in Abia, Mr Julius Ekeh,  said one of the ojectives of NYSC was the  promotion of national unity and integration.

He told the corps members that it was the reason they were delpoyed away from their states of origin and their assemblage at the camp from diverse religious and socio-ethnic backgrounds.

“I will like to remind you that the white-collar jobs are not readily available.

“Therefore, I encourage you to avail yourselves of the opportunities for self-employment offered through the Skill Acquisition and Enterpreneurship Development (SAED) programme,” Fadah said. (NAN)

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