The Enugu State Government has urged both private and public organisations not to reject any corps member posted to their institutions for their primary assignment. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Duties, Mr. Uwakwe Azikiwe made this known during the closing ceremony of the 2019 Batch C, Stream One NYSC, Orientation Course at the National Youth Service Corps Permanent Orientation Camp, Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Mr. Azikiwe said that the State Government was committed to providing a befitting environment for the peaceful coexistence of the corps members and urged them to impact positively on their host communities to gain the recognition of the State Government. He cautioned corps members serving in the State against embarking on unnecessary travels especially during the festive season which, he noted may lead to avoidable deaths.
According to him, “Many corps members have died in road accidents while embarking on frivolous and unauthorized journeys, you must avoid unnecessary journeys to minimize the risk of involvement in road accidents”. He also assured them of adequate security, promising to reward those that performed excellently in their places of primary assignments at the end of the service year.
Speaking at the event, the State NYSC Coordinator, Mr Stephen Dewan, commended the State Government for its endless support to the scheme in the area. He charged the corps members to approach their task with highest degree of patriotism, service and humility and to respect the cultural values of the communities where they were posted.