Adebayo Adenrele

The Acting Director-General of National Youth Service Corps(NYSC), Christy Ifeyinwa Uba, has called on Corps Members in Ekiti State to shun the use of social media to spread fake news and misinformation.

The Acting Director-General, ably represented by the NYSC Ekiti State Coordinator, Mary Nenna Chikezie, stated this today, at the swearing-in cermomy of the 2022 Batch ‘C’ Stream II Corps Members deployed to the State at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ise-Orun/Emure-Ekiti.

She also enjoined them
to work towards the collective vision of the scheme and aimed at unifying and harnessing the prosperity and human resources of the country for national development.

Uba stated that the Scheme’s idea of deploying CMs away from their state of origin is to instill in them the “culture of working together” with other Nigerians” with friendship, peace, harmony, and a shared vision of a great and prosperous Nigeria.”

The acting Director General affirmed the Scheme’s commitment to Corps members’ socio-economic growth and welfare, urging them to maximise the gains of the Skills Acquisition Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme and judiciously exploit their service year “to realise [their] potentials and attain individuals feats.”

She equally cautioned the CMs against indiscipline and non-compliance with the provisions of the NYSC Act and Bye-Laws, advising them to familiarize with it as it will guide their conduct during the service year.

“You must continue to distance yourselves from cultism, drug abuse and other social vices. I also urge you to avoid using social media for spreading fake news, fueling hatred and other negative purposes, and instead deploy the same for the promotion of national unity and development. You are strongly advised to be security conscious at all times and report any suspicious characters or activities around you to the appropriate authorities.”

Similarly, the Executive Governor of Ekiti State, His Excellency Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji, who was represented by the Head of Service, Barrister Bamidele Agbede congratulated the Corps members on their” historic achievements”. He urged them to feel safe and welcome, noting that Ekiti is “peaceful, hospitable enterprising” and abounds with opportunities. He espoused support for the NYSC and advised the Corps members to exhibit the ideals of the Scheme for the growth of the nation.

The event also attracted the presence of other dignitaries: the Chief Judge of Ekiti State represented by Justice O.A Olatawura, The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youths and Sports, The Director, Ministry of Youths and Sports, The Camp Director, Camp Commandant, The Resident Officer, Heads of Collaborating Agencies and other Camp Officials.