The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has urged corps members to avoid protests and be security conscious at all times.
Mrs Mercy Bamai, NYSC Coordinator in Ebonyi, gave the advice on Monday at the scheme’s permanent orientation camp in Afikpo during the closing ceremony of the 2021 Batch `A’, Stream 2 Orientation Course.
Bamai urged the corps members to make good use of the security tips offered them in the orientation camp and continue to be good ambassadors of the state and the country.
“You should preach against social vices that can destroy the country and also shun acts that can tarnish the image of the scheme, your families and the country.
“I will be meeting you in your various locations in due course and urge you to accept your postings in good faith,” she said.
The state coordinator advised the corps members to settle quickly in their various locations of primary assignments and integrate effectively with their host communities.
“I charge you to leave Ebonyi better than you met it by contributing your quota to the development of the state and the nation,” Bamai said.
She announced that about 1,559 corps members duly completed the orientation programme and were posted to the 13 local government areas of the state for their primary assignments.
“We put into consideration, our posting policy which stipulates that corps members should be posted to the four critical sectors of the economy.
“The sectors include: education, rural infrastructure, healthcare and agriculture.
“The scheme in considering the above, posted 80 per cent of the corps members to schools with emphasis on rural posting where their services are mostly needed,” she said.
Bamai thanked Gov. David Umahi for his innumerable support to the scheme in the state and security agencies for their contributions toward the orientation programme.
Mr Charles Abi, a Corps member from Cross River, said that he would deploy the knowledge gained from the orientation programme to promote peace and unity among the people.