The acting director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mrs. Christy Uba, has urged all stakeholders not to relax but remain committed to the call for the NYSC Trust Fund.
She stated this during the swearing-in ceremony of the 2022 batch ‘c’ stream II corps members at the NYSC orientation camp, Ikot Itie Udung, Nsit Atai LGA, Akwa Ibom state Tuesday.
Uba, represented by Mrs. Chinyere Ekwe, the state coordinator of NYSC expressed optimism that if the NYSC Trust Fund gets the president’s assent, it will enable the scheme to solve some fundamental challenges including infrastructure and start-up capital for corps members.
She further urged stakeholders to lend support for the success of the Health Initiative for Rural Poor (HIRD) aimed at providing easy access to free, qualitative health care for the rural poor.
The NYSC boss warned the corps members against cultism and drug abuse which were against the ethics and principles of the scheme.
She advised them to use social media to promote national unity rather than hatred, fake news, and other negative purposes.