2,109  Lagos, Ogun Corps Members Take Oath, Begin Orientation In Sagamu

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A total of 2,109 corps members deployed to Lagos and Ogun States, on Tuesday in Sagamu, commenced a three-week orientation camping exercise at the National Youth Service Service (NYSC) campground.
The Ogun State Coordinator of NYSC, Mrs. Winifred Shokpeka disclosed this in an address she delivered on behalf of the Director-General, Brigadier-General M.K Fadah at the swearing-in ceremony for the 2022 Batch C Stream 1 corps members which was held at the Sagamu orientation camp ground.
The breakdown of registered Corps Members was as follows: Ogun 598 males and 781 females totalling 1,379. Those dislodged to the Sagamu orientation camp from Lagos are 297 males and 433 totalling 730. This brings the number that took the oath of allegiance to 2,109 in all as of the close of registration on Monday, October 7th, 2022 at midnight.
In the address,  Brigadier-General  Fadah congratulated the corps members on their graduation from the various institutions of learning and subsequent mobilization for
the National Service.
Besides, the DG lauded their patriotism as demonstrated through their acceptance of deployment and prompt report to the Orientation Camp.
He said, “My dear compatriots, the Orientation Course is the first Cardinal Programme of NYSC, which is aimed at introducing you to the objectives and programmes
of the Scheme. It is designed to equip you for the tasks of the service year through lessons on Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED), leadership coaching, paramilitary drills and other physical training as well as sensitization on topical national issues, amongst others.
“It is also a platform for
kick-starting various activities that will enable you to realize your potential and attain individual feats both during and after service”.
The DG enjoined them to utilize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by participating in all the Camp
activities, saying the objective of NYSC is the promotion of
national unity and integration.
He urged them to take advantage of the deployment away from their States of origin and assemblage from diverse ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds for a broader understanding of the country.
This, the DG added, will also  “Entrench the culture of working together in an atmosphere filled with friendship, peace, harmony, and a shared vision of a great and prosperous Nigeria”.
In an interview, the State Coordinator, Mrs. Shokpeka lauded the corps members for heeding the call by Brigadier-General Fadah against night travelling, saying they arrived in good time in the evening and others early in the morning.
Shokpeka lauded Prince Dapo Abiodun the Ogun State Governor for his administration’s support for the scheme in the state.
The oath-taking exercise was conducted by the Ogun State Chief Judge, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu who was represented by Justice N. I Agbelu.
The 2022 Batch “C’ Stream I Orientation Course commenced Nationwide on the 2nd of November, 2022 and will be closing on Tuesday 22nd November, 2022.

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