Gov. Diri warns Corps members against truancy, absenteeism in service


Bayelsa State Governor, Senator. Douye Diri, has warned Corps members deployed to the state against cases of induced rejection, truancy, absenteeism and redundancy at places of primary assignment, especially in Government establishments.

According to Governor Diri, Corps members should shun such acts of misconduct, which he said will not be tolerated in the state.

Represented by the Executive Assistant to the Governor on NYSC Matters, Mr Wisdom Poyeri, Gov. Diri, gave the warning during the closing ceremony of the 2023 Batch ‘B” Stream I Orientation Course held at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Boro Town.

He assured them of adequate security and welfare during the service year, adding that their welfare remains the top priority of the government to enable them serve the nation better.

According to him, the government will continue to provide a conducive environment for them to have a rewarding service year in Bayelsa state.

He directed all security agencies in the state to provide adequate security to corps members.

Earlier, the State Coordinator, Mrs Okpalifo Obiageli Charity, thanked the corps members and camp officials for their high level of discipline that ensured a hitch-free orientation course.

She also called on the corps members to emulate their predecessors by carrying out their duties diligently, describing primary and secondary assignments as important cardinal programmes of the Service Corps.

She thanked the Governor, the government and the people of Bayelsa State for their immense support for the scheme and appealed to all corps employers to assist the corps members to quickly settle down to render quality services to the State.

Speaking on the essence of the orientation course, the State Coordinator urged corps members to use the lessons learnt such as patriotism, teamwork and resilience to contribute their quota towards the progress and development of the country.

She advised them to remember at all times that they are ambassadors of the NYSC, their families and as well as institutions of graduation, “They should therefore be wary of acts that can portray the Scheme in a bad light”

She encouraged them to build on the skills acquired during the in-camp Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme to empower themselves for self-reliance.

Stephen Emmanuel
Stephen Emmanuel


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