Bayelsa Government Assures NYSC of Continued Support

Bayelsa State Government has reassured the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) of its continued support for the scheme to achieve its set objectives.

Governor Douye Diri gave the assurance during the passing out parade ceremony of the twenty-twenty-one Batch B, Stream one Corps members held at the Peace Park in Yenagoa, the state capital.

Governor Diri, who was represented by his Deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, pledged commitment to improved welfare and security of Corps members for the mandatory one-year service.

He said Bayelsa ranks among the best in terms of remuneration and other welfare packages for members because of the importance government accords the national civic duty.

Describing the Scheme as the shining light of the nation, which boasts of highly educated and patriotic youths, the Bayelsa Chief Executive said the NYSC represents the country’s hope for a united, peaceful and egalitarian society.

He charged the members to remain diligent and patriotic, and to avoid actions that would bring shame to themselves, their families and the Scheme.

According to the Governor who said that Bayelsa was home to all, encouraged the corps members who had just completed their service, that they were at liberty to stay back to pursue their goals.

He charged them to make best use of the vocational skills they had acquired during their service year and be good ambassadors of Bayelsa State wherever they go.

In an interview, the state NYSC Coordinator, Mr Adamu Jiya, noted that a total of one thousand, eight hundred and thirty-one of the twenty-twenty-one Batch B, Stream One corps members passed out successfully.

According to Mr Jiya, seven had their service year extended due to absenteeism, while eight are to start afresh for absconding from the assignment.