Corps Members Erect Signpost for BPE

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Dikki (right), after he commissioned a Signpost erected by members of the National Youth Service Corps posted to the Bureau of Public Enterprises for their mandatory one-year national service
Dikki (right), after he commissioned a Signpost erected by members of the National Youth Service Corps posted to the Bureau of Public Enterprises for their mandatory one-year national service

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MEMBERS of the 2014 Batch C and 2015 Batch A of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, posted to the Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE, for their mandatory one-year national service have pledged to be good ambassadors of the privatisation agency.

At the presentation/unveiling of a BPE signpost erected by the Corps members at the Bureau’s office in Abuja, on Monday, October 12, Ngbede Daniel Oloche, leader of the Corps members, said the experience they gained  during their service with the Bureau had adequately  equipped them for  any challenge in their future endeavours.

He said as a reform agency, the Bureau had taught them to live by the rules and to do things transparently which they have imbibed and would replicate the virtues in whatever capacity they found themselves.

Oloche said the decision to erect the signpost was borne out of their desire to contribute to national service and in particular, to show appreciation to the BPE for the opportunity granted to them to serve in the organisation.

Inaugurating the signpost, Benjamin Ezra Dikki, director general of the BPE, commended the Corps members for their sacrifice and foresight. A statement issued by Alex Okoh, spokesman for BPE, quoted Dikki as saying that the signpost would remain a historical monument and a reminder to the Corps Members wherever they found themselves that they served at the Bureau.

Dikki directed the Human Resources Unit of the Bureau to write to the Corps members to acknowledge the gesture and also notify the NYSC directorate of the patriotic act.

Earlier, Olatunde Ikuerowo, Bureau’s head of Management Services, said 30 out of the about 46 Corps members in the two batches mooted and supported the idea to erect the Signpost.

According to him, their idea to erect the signpost was premised on the fact that the existing signpost by the Bureau was not visible enough for visitors to the Bureau to locate its office.

— Oct 12, 2015 @ 17:40 GMT

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