Umuahia, March 23, 2022
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Wednesday, inducted 1,761 corps members for the 2022 Batch “A”, Stream II orientation course, in Abia for their mandatory one-year national service.
The State Coordinator, Mr Denis Jingi, made this known during the swearing-in ceremony of the corps members at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp at Umunna, Bende Local Government Area.
Jingi said that the corps members registered comprised 982 males and 779 females, cutting across the six geopolitical zones of the country.
The Chief Judge of Abia, Justice Onuoha Ogwe, who was represented by Justice Chimezie Nwakama, administered the oath of allegiance on the corps members.
The NYSC Director-General, Maj.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, told the corps members that the oath of allegiance they had taken was significant, as it was expected to guide their conducts in the service year and beyond.
The NYSC boss, who was represented by Jingi, urged the corps members to avail themselves of opportunities for employment offered by the scheme’s Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED).
He said that the management would continue to work with relevant stakeholders for the success of the programme.
The director-general advised them to adhere strictly to the outlined preventive measures on COVID-19, such as physical distancing, wearing of facemasks, among others, throughout the orientation period.
Ibrahim reminded them that the Federal Government’s directive of evidence of COVID-19 vaccination as a pre-requisite for gaining entry into public office, was still in force.
“Therefore, I encourage those of you, who are yet to take the vaccine, to do so without further delay.
“The rule will apply both in your places of Primary Assignment and other public offices,” he said.