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Gombe: 643 corps members sworn-in, as Gov. Inuwa urges COVID-19 compliance

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Gombe: 643 corps members sworn-in, as Gov. Inuwa urges COVID-19 compliance

As 643 corps members comprising 319 males and 324 females were sworn-in for their orientation course in Gombe state, Gov. Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has urged corps members to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 protocols.

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Yahaya gave the advice on Monday during the swearing-in ceremony of the 2020 Batch B Stream 1A orientation course for corps members at the temporary orientation camp in Amada in Akko Local Government Area of Gombe state.

Represented by the Gombe State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr Julius Ishaya, Yahaya said that the fight against the pandemic could only be sustained through compliance to laid down protocols by relevant government agencies.

Gombe: 643 corps members sworn-in, as Gov. Inuwa urges COVID-19 compliance
Gombe: 643 corps members sworn-in, as Gov. Inuwa urges COVID-19 compliance

He stated that the COVID-19 pandemic had in the last seven months truncated businesses and affected every sphere of human lives, hence the corps members must continue to sustain the fight against the pandemic by imbibing hand washing and other laid down protocols in the camp.

The governor also stated that his administration was committed to securing lives and properties of corps members.

“ Let me assure you that government is committed to ensuring the security, welfare and wellbeing of every corps member deployed to the state.

“ We shall continue to collaborate with security agencies in the state to ensure security within and outside the camp for your safety, “ he stated.

He also urged corps members to exhibit good conduct while in the camp by obeying all rules and regulation as well as the camp officials, adding that the physical and psychological training is to instill discipline in them.

In his remarks, Alh. Bappayo Yahaya, Head of Service, Gombe state charged the corps members to leverage the skills acquisition programme during the orientation year to help stem the tide of unemployment.
Yahaya who is also the chairman National Youths Service Corps Governing Board in the state, said skills acquisition programme was introduced to awaken the interest of corps members in job creation after their service year.

Speaking earlier, Mrs. Florence Yaakugh, the State Co-ordinator of NYSC, Gombe State office, urged the corps members to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 protocols while in camp.

Yaakugh said the orientation course was designed to inculcate discipline in corps members as well as give them a platform to exhibit their leadership qualities.

“ Here, you shall know and learn about discipline, perseverance, respect, unity, culture and religious tolerance amongst other things as this is aimed at building ideal citizen and leaders that will make our nation proud, “ she said.

Gombe: 643 corps members sworn-in, as Gov. Inuwa urges COVID-19 compliance

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