Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia State has appealed to employers of corps members to assign challenging duties to them rather than see them as tools to be used and discarded.
Ikpeazu made the remark on Tuesday in a message to the closing ceremony of the 2019 Batch ‘A’ orientation course for corps members deployed to the state at the NYSC camp in Umunna, Bende Local Government Area.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Mr Ude Okochukwu urged their employers to remunerate them adequately and not to see them as ‘birds of passage.”
The governor said that the NYSC scheme had impacted positively on the socio-economic development of the nation.
He noted that this impact was particularly in the rural communities through the various community development projects embarked upon by their predecessors.
“I want to challenge you therefore to think seriously now of how you can make your impact felt in the communities where you are going to serve,” Ikpeazu said.
He pledged his administration’s commitment to continue assisting the scheme towards achieving its objectives and to ensure that the welfare needs of the corps members were met.
Mrs Francesca Ifon, State Coordinator, NYSC, equally appealed to employers of corps members to accord them such treatment given to senior officers in various establishments in terms of work schedule and allowances.
She advised the corps members to stay clear of any act of indiscipline or anti-social behaviour and relate cordially with the people of their host communities.
“You should avoid unnecessary journeys outside the state and if you must travel ensure that you obtain my written permission through the appropriate channel of communication,” she said.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a total of 2,088 members were registered for the 21-day orientation in the state. (NAN)
– Apr. 16, 2019 @ 03:05 GMT |