Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has vowed not to pay lip service or joke with the security and welfare of Corps members in the state.
Governor Diri, disclosed this while presiding over the 2023 Batch C, Stream I swearing-in ceremony of corps members deployed to the state for the one-year mandatory national service.
Diri, who noted that a conducive environment is essential for good service, expressed optimism and support for the ideals, aims, programmes and activities of the National Youth Service Corps.
The 1301 Corps members sent to the state were sworn in by the State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Matilde Abrakasa Ayemieye.
The Governor, represented by his Executive Assistant on NYSC Matters, Wisdom Poyeri, enjoined the newly sworn-in corps members to render quality service to the state and the nation at large as the nation depends on them for quality service and leadership.
Governor Diri also urged the corps members to participate actively in all camp activities to boost their citizenship and leadership skills, assuring that his administration will continue to support the scheme to achieve its set aims.
In her welcome address, the State Coordinator, Mrs Okpalifo Obiageli Charity hinted that Corps members deployed to the state have all been registered and gradually adjusting to the demands of the orientation exercise.
She commended the Executive Governor for the ongoing construction of two additional hostels and drainages in the camp and urged early completion of work to aid the deployment of more corps members to the state.