The Delta Government on Thursday said that it had mobilised community and religious leaders as well as security agencies to ensure the security and welfare of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in the state.
Gov.Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta made the assertion at the swearing in ceremony of the 2018 Batch ‘C’ Stream 1 corps members at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Issele-Uku in Delta.
Okowa, who was represented by the Commissioner for Higher Education, Mr Jude Sinebe, said that his administration was committed to the safety of corps members posted to the state.
He said that his administration would continue to give the NYSC scheme the needed support and encouragement.
Okowa advised the corps members not to be politically partisan when called upon by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to serve as ad hoc staff in the upcoming general election.
He challenged them to borrow a leaf from their predecessors “who did a good job by being non-partisan, diligent and patriotic’’.
The governor advised them to earn a conspicuous place in history of the country by etching their names in gold to bequeath free and fair elections to Nigeria.
Earlier, the NYSC State Coordinator, Mr Benjamin Omotade, said that at the close of registration 2,045 prospective corps members comprising of 991 males and 1,054 females had been duly registered.
Omotade said that deployment of corps members in Delta on sustainable basis was a clear manifestation of the conducive atmosphere provided for the scheme to thrive in the state.
He said that NYSC management appreciated the friendly disposition of the government and would continue to partner and complement government’s efforts in its developmental strides