Gov. Ayade lauds NYSC Trust fund Bill
… Appeals for Presidential assent
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Cross River State Governor Prof. Ben Ayade has expressed his support for initiatives that will enhanced the welfare and well being of both Corp members and staff of the National Youth Service Corp.
The Governor particularly identified the NYSC Trust Fund Bill which was passed into law by the National Assembly and awaiting the assent of the President.
Governor Ayade who was at the NYSC event held at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp Obubra to mark the ceremonial swearing-in of a new set of corp members since advent of the outbreak of the dreaded COVI-19 pandemic in 2020 was represented by Chief Omang, the Ada of Bekwarra II, who also is the state commissioner for Youths and Skills Acquisition.
Speaking, the Governor’s representative welcomed all the newly sworn-in Corps Members to Cross River State, the People’s Paradise.
He went on to appreciates both the NYSC Management and the Collaborating Partners for the care and support given to the Corps Members since their arrival on Camp. He informed them of the abundant opportunities the state offers in tourism, leisure, business and hospitality.
Speaking further, he added that the State is a peaceful one blessed with good and hospitable people, which is why many ex-Corps Members choose to stay back after the end of their service year.
He also applauded the excellent exploits of ex-Corps Members during any national assignment like the election, census, etc which through them has added credibility to the entire process. He ended by assuring the Scheme that as a youth-friendly State, Cross River will continue to drum support for Mr President to assent to the NYSC Trust Fund Bill.
Speaking earlier, the State Coordinator Mr Andrew Zemoh in his welcome address briefed the Executive Governor on the current state of Camp facilities and the general conduct of the exercise. He went ahead to report that the Camp environment has been very peaceful and also thanked the State Governor for his intervention at addressing the challenge of water shortages during the last Orientation Course.
The High Court Judge of Obubra, Justice Emmanuel Ubua, who represented the State Chief Judge, Her Lordship, Mrs Akon Ikpeme spoke briefly on the significance of taking the Oath of Allegiance and exhorted the Prospective Corps Members to live up to the ideals of the NYSC Scheme. Thereafter, the Prospective Corps Members were duly sworn-in.