-as 2120 are sworn in
Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State has enjoined corps members serving in the state to imbibe and exhibit a high standard of moral values in their daily activities adding that education devoid of morals was incomplete.
The Governor who stated this while declaring open the orientation course for the 2011 NYSC Batch C posted to the state, regretted that some youths who had gone through the four walls of the university or other higher institutions of learning had constituted themselves into menaces and embarrassment to the society through their involvement in criminal activities.
The State Chief Executive who was represented by his Deputy, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi, however commended the Management of NYSC in the State for the great work they had been doing in the lives of the youths as evidenced in the activities of corps members who had served or are serving in the state.
The Governor noted that Enugu State was dotted with worthy and laudable projects executed by previous corps members who had served in the state adding that such achievements would not have been possible if not for the commitment, discipline and support of the NYSC Management.
The Governor assured the corps members of creating a conducive atmosphere for them to serve in the state.
In an address, the Chairman of the NYSC State Governing Board and the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Chijioke Agu, enjoined the corps members to utilize every available opportunity to integrate with the people of the state, adding that Enugu State is very friendly and accommodating.
He reminded them that their assessment began in the camp and that their conduct in the camp would determine their overall performance at the end of the service year. The Chairman implored them to conduct themselves in a manner expected of leaders of tomorrow. He further assured them that the State Government would reward excellence and outstanding service.
In his remark, the State NYSC Coordinator, Elder Joshua A Olowokere, enjoined the corpers to be obedient to all camp rules, as indiscipline would not be tolerated. The Coordinator commended Governor Sullivan Chime for his support and co-operation to the organization.
In a speech after administering oath of service to the corps members, the State Chief Judge represented by Justice Eddy Onyia, charged the corps members to be law abiding and to avoid unnecessary movements that might lead to road mishaps.
The Chairman of Awgu Local Government Council, Mr. Uche Anioke in his speech assured the corps members of security of their lives and property and hospitality of the people of Awgu Local Government and Enugu State in general.
A total of 2120 corpers were sworn in at the ceremony. 1,012 of them are males while 1,108 are females.