A total of 1,834 corps members posted to Bayelsa in Batch C of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for 2011 have been sworn-in at the state’s orientation Camp in Kaiama, Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area.
The number which comprises 1,150 male and 670 females in NYSC outfit were administered the oath of allegiance by the Chief Judge of Bayelsa State, Justice Kate Abiri represented by Justice Eradiri.
In a message to the event, Governor Timipre Sylva urged the NYSC members to make meaningful impact in their areas of primary assignment and communities during their service year.
The Governor whose message was delivered by the Secretary to the State Governor, Alabo Gideon Ekeowei who is also the Chairman of the Governing Council of the NYSC in the state called on the corps members to imbibe the values of hardwork and discipline during their stay in the state.
He said the administration which is convinced on the contributions of corps members to the development of the state would engage them to provide services in the areas of health, engineering and agriculture.
Governor Sylva explained that he had directed the Secretary to the State Government to offer assistance to the NYSC in the provision of facilities at the Orientation camp.
Earlier in an address, State Coordinator of NYSC, Mr. John Abada expressed the hope that the 2011 Batch C Corps members in the state would bring to bare experiences garnered at the Orientation camp when posted to their various areas of primary assignment.
Mr. Abada appealed to the state government to come to the aid of the NYSC to address the challenge of inadequate facilities at the Orientation camp.
The coordinator of the NYSC in the state, urged corps members to take active part in all activities in camp aimed at equipping them with the necessary skills to cope effectively in the larger society.