Over 1,000 Corps Members Takes Oath Of Allegiance In Cross River

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A total of 1, 100 Corps Members deployed to Cross River state for the 2021 Batch ‘A’, Stream 1 Service year have been sworn in.

Declaring the ceremony open, NYSC State Coordinator for Cross River, Alhaji Mohammed Nakamba who presided over the event charged them to be good ambassadors of the scheme and the nation at large. He stressed the need for the corps members to uphold the tenets of the scheme which is geared towards promoting national unity and integration.

The Coordinator further explained that the NYSC is a tool for promoting national unity and integration. He therefore admonished the Corps Members to interact freely across all cultural backgrounds, adding that they should see themselves as one and do away with every prejudice held against any tribe.

He also urged them to maintain all COVID-19 protocols as stipulated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.

His words “Most Nigerians believe that the coronavirus is a scam but you must understand that we are talking about your safety. COVID-19 is real and you must adhere strictly to the protocols that’s why you were all tested before you were allowed into the camp. You must wear your nose mask at all times, maintain social distancing and wash your hands regularly.

“Let me also inform you that the NYSC scheme does not condone any form of misconduct. You must be responsible at all times and ensure that you contribute towards the the developmental strides of the nation”.

He commended the federal and state governments for the ongoing erosion control works and renovation of some facilities at the orientation camp.

The oath of allegiance was administered by the Chief Judge of Cross River State, Justice Akon Ikpeme who was represented by the Judge of Obubra High Court, Justice Emmanuel Ubua.

Speaking with newsmen after the event, the Corps Members promised to be good ambassadors of the scheme. They were excited to have been inducted into the NYSC after the long break caused by COVID-19 pandemic.


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