By Akanta Hannah

Corps members deployed to Adamawa State for their National service have been advised to distance themselves from cultism, drug abuse and other social vices. 

Acting Director -General of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Mrs Christy Uba gave the advice during the 2022 Batch C stream II swearing-in ceremony which took place at NYSC permanent orientation camp, Damare in Girei Local Government Area of the State.

Addressing the corps members, the Acting Director General of the corps, Mrs Christy Uba who was represented by NYSC Adamawa state coordinator, Mr Jingi Denis asked them to display a high level of discipline while on camp and when deployed to their places of primary assignment as the scheme has zero tolerance for in discipline.

She also felicitated the corps members for the successful completion of their academic program which qualified them to be mobilized for National service.

Mrs Uba reminded the compatriots of the significance of the oath of allegiance administered to them, stressing that it is expected to guide their conduct as they serve.

The Acting Director General explained that the orientation course is the first fundamental program of NYSC aimed at introducing them to the objectives of the scheme and to expose them to skill acquisition and entrepreneurship development as well as sensitize them on topical national issues and leadership training. 

Mrs Uba urged them to always be security conscious and report any suspicious character or activities around them to the appropriate authorities for prompt action.

While thanking government at all levels for their unrelenting support to the scheme, she equally commended security agencies, traditional rulers and other stakeholders for their contribution in the area of security and general welfare of corps members.

Earlier, the oath of allegiance was administered to 1000 corps members by the Acting Chief Judge of Adamawa state, Justice Hafsat Abdulraham represented by Justice Helen Hammmanjoda.

Some of the corps members, Azubike Valentine, Wilson Ifunaya and Ohere Debora who spoke to Fombina News said they never imagined they will be posted to Adamawa state to serve but the few days they spent here made them understand that the people of Adamawa are hospitable.

A total of 1000 graduates comprising 709 males and 291 females were deployed to Adamawa State for National service.

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