The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Director, Corps Welfare and Health Services, Mr. Ayodele Omotade has said that the ideals of the NYSC was established to raise the moral tone of Nigeria Youths and adequately prepare them for leadership positions.
Omotade disclosed this on Tuesday, 9th May, 2023 while addressing the 2023 Batch ‘A’ Stream II Corps members at the lecture auditorium of the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp Okada, Edo State.
The Director who described the Scheme as a melting point for refining Nigeria graduates for nation building, also spoke on the imperatives of the four (4) cardinal Programs of the NYSC; Programme; Orientation, Primary Assignment, Community Development Service (CDS) and Winding Up/Passing Out.
These he noted are necessary activities through which operations of the Scheme are distilled for a successful service year.
Going further, he urged Corps members to strive to integrate with members of their host Communities by putting to use lessons learnt from the three (3) weeks Orientation exercise which includes discipline, respect for diverse cultures and tradition of the people.
He further advised advised corps members to be law abiding and be agents of positive change during the one year mandatory national youth service.
“The only way to achieve this is by being law abiding and by cultivating the habit of making positive impact during the service year.
“Cultivate meaningful friendships on camp and during service year that may lead to possible inter-tribal marriages and other future prospects.
“Accept your postings in good faith, especially, to rural areas and to desist from seeking unnecessary relocation” he said.
The Director reminded the corps members that their deployment to Edo State was divinely orchestrated.
Reiterating the need for safety consciousness, he warned them against incessant and unauthorised journeys especially at night.
He announced that permission must be obtained through proper channels of communication before embarking on any journey outside the State of service.
He advised them to rather use that time to deepen their skills by leveraging on Post- Camp SAED Training.
High point of the visit was the inspection of Quarter Guard and camp facilities. There was also dance performance by the cultural troupe, Man ‘O’ War thug of War exhibition, presentation of cash and NYSC @ 50 anniversary T-shirts and Face Cap gifts by the Director to some Corps groups, Camp Commandant and Course Officials.
Later on, the Director made a stop over at Christ MercyLand Deliverance Ministry, Uvwie, Effurun, Warri, Delta State on an appreciation visit to Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, the General Overseer of the Deliverance Ministries. This he did, on behalf of the NYSC Director-General for providing care and support to Miss Shalom Nelson, a Delta State corps member; after she successfully escaped from kidnappers.
The Director, expressed gratitude to the General Overseer for what he referred to as an “exceptional act of kindness towards humanity” and for numerous goodwill corps members serving in his ministry have enjoyed and continued to enjoy.
The Ministries’ Television arm provides verifiable platform for service and training of corps members in relevant disciplines and the man of God provides corps members with a high regime of welfare and support in the State.
High point of the visit was presentation of the copy of an appreciation letter from the Director-General and the NYSC @ 50 Anniversary T-shirt and Face Cap to the General Overseer.
While expressing appreciation to NYSC Management, the Prophet thanked the Director-General for deeming it fit to acknowledge such a kind gesture, noting that the letter written to him from the NYSC Management remains a source of encouragement and an acknowledgment that he is on the right track. He promised to do more for the NYSC and corps members in the State.
The Director was accompanied on the visit by Delta State NYSC Coordinator, Mr. Alao Olusegun and some other NYSC Staff.