On Tuesday, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa urged employers to stop rejecting corps members posted to their establishments for primary assignments.
Mr Fintiri said this while declaring the 2023 Batch ’B’ Stream 2 orientation programme closed at Damare orientation camp, Girei LGA.
The governor, represented by Deputy Governor Kaletapwa Farauta, described the situation as an “ugly trend,” saying that the state government seriously frowns at it.
“Rather, you are to accept them and accord priority to their welfare and provide the enabling environment for them to develop their potentials,” he said.
Mr Fintiri called on council chairs, traditional rulers, and other stakeholders to encourage corps members by supporting their community development service initiatives.
He reassured the corps members of their security in the state, stressing that “security is among the top agenda of my administration.”
Mr Fintiri urged the corps members to accept their postings to places of primary assignments in good faith and confront the service year with zeal and determination.
He urged those posted to primary and secondary schools to see it as a noble and golden opportunity to mentor younger ones to greater heights.
Speaking earlier, NYSC state coordinator Jingi Denis urged the corps members to perform their duties with diligence while respecting the provisions of the NYSC Act and bylaws as well as workplace rules and regulations.
He advised them to respect the cultures and traditions of their host communities and contribute positively towards their development.
Mr Denis further advised them to sustain the spirit of patriotism, hard work and resilience, which they imbibed during their orientation course.
No fewer than 1,492 corps members completed their camp orientation programme.