From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom,has admonished corps members to always uphold the basic tenet of the 46 years National Youth Service Corps, which is “putting the nation first at all times”.
The governor who gave the charge while declaring open the orientation course for the 2019 Batch ‘C’ Stream ll corps members deployed to Benue state, said it is the only way the mission and vision of establishing the scheme can be fully realized and foster development.
The Governor who was represented by the state commissioner for Youths and sports, Mrs. Ladi Ishegbe Ajene, explained that as human, it is possible that those corps members accepted their call-up for service and subsequent deployment to Benue state with reservation owing to the numerous challenges bedeviling the nation at the moment.
He however, urged them to discard those anxieties, assuring that his government is poised to ensure every corps member posted to the State enjoy their stay, while disclosing that the state government in conjunction with relevant security agents in the State, have put in place proactive measures to ensure the security and safety of all inhabitants with particular emphasis on work places and residential areas of Corps members.