Nigeria is a great country with abundance of untapped natural resources – Ajagbo Tells Corps members


A Rtd Director , ministry of foreign affairs , Abuja Dr. Walter Ajogbor, mni has Charged the 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream 2 Corps Members currently undergoing Orientation Course in Obubra Camp to avoid nursing any idea of risking their lives in an attempt to seek Greener pastures abroad and look inward to explore the unexploited opportunities in the country.

The retired deplomat stated this,
during a sensitization Lecture titled “Stemming the Tides of lrregular Migration” in fulfilment of the Memorandum of Understanding between the National Youth Service Corps and the Pan African Institute for Global Affairs and Strategy, PAIGAS.

Dr Ajogbo hinted that there were many reasons to avoid being second class citizens outside when we have a country of our own. In his words “many Nigerians of your age are making it big in Nigeria . All you need to do is to believe in Nigeria and believe in yourself. What we have is a country with unlimited possibilities and opportunities ” He opined.

He defined lrregular migration to involve the movement of persons from one country to another without respecting the laws of originating country and country of destination.
The Rtd Director advised Corps Members to used Basic requirements to obtained international travel documents which includes: passport documents, Air tickets, and proof of Accomdation bookings, travel itinerary details among others.

He further Enumerated the Dangers of lrregular migration to include: smuggling of migrants, kidnapping, Rejection of irregular migrants, trafficking and abuse of & exploitation of children and women among others.

Ajogbor advised Corps Members to take their destiny in their hands and discover their potentials as their peers have succeeded here in Nigeria. ” Remember in the school of success there is no age of graduation ” Age is not a hindrance to your success.

In his welcoming remarks, the state Coordinator of NYSC Cross River State Mr Zemoh Andrew who welcomed the guest Lecturer to Obubra orientation camp, noted that the Lecture is very apt as Nigeria youth are noted for leaving the country to Europe in search of unknown greener pastures.

He further collaborated efforts made by the NYSC to reduce the menace of irregular migration, saying the NYSC management strategically came up with skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme ( SAED) to help Corps members become employers of Labour thereby engaging themselves in Legimate and productive Enterprise .

Zemoh added that “over the years, thousands of Corps members have made good living by starting small and growing big ‘ He opined.
Zemoh Charged the Corps members to consider the Lecture as a golden opportunity emanating from the memorandum of understanding (MOU). between NYSC and Pan Africa institute for Global affiara and strategy (PAIGAS).

In a vote of thanks, Corps Camp Director Mr Ugoya Theophilus who represented the Corps members appreciated the Guest Lecturer for awakening their consciousness and for being objective and practical in his presentation and pledge to put information received to proper use.

Highlights of the occasion include volunteering by Corps Members to help fight against irregular Migration through sensitisation campigns to schools, market place as well as the Mass Media.


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