Okorocha advices NYSC members to promote unity By Bayo Oyedele
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has advised members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to promote peaceful co-existence and unity.
Speaking at the swearing-in of the NYSC Batch “A” 2016 (Stream II) at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Eziama Obaire, Okorocha added that building unity and peace remained the core objectives of the NYSC since its establishment in 1973.
The Governor, represented by his Deputy, Prince Eze Madumere, congratulated the corps members for scaling through academic hurdles and urged them to make friends with people from different ethnic backgrounds and cultures, saying they are all brothers irrespective of their mothers’ tongues.
Okorocha advised them to exhibit high-level dedication, commitment and diligence in the outlined activities at the camp, saying the “Nigerian spirit” is resilient, enterprising and patriotic.
He urged the Corps members to take the skill acquisition programme seriously, noting that the programme was designed to make them entrepreneurs and self-reliant. He promised his administration’s preparedness to continue its support for the scheme, warning against destructive vices.
The Imo State NYSC Coordinator, Mr. Isaac Fasanu, hailed Okorocha for building befitting orientation camp for the Corps members. He added that NYSC was created to give youth physical and mental preparedness to attain their future goals through instilling zeal and patriotism in the Corps members.