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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed a total of 2,136 Corps members to Bayelsa State.

Governor of Bayelsa State, Sen. Douye Diri, on Friday, 18th August, received the 2023 Batch B, stream II Corps members, who were deployed to the State for their mandatory one year service, in a ceremony held at the NYSC Orientation Camp, Boro Town, Kaiama, in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area.

The Governor, who was represented by the Executive Assistant to the Governor on NYSC Matters, Mr. Wisdom Poyeri, presided over the Opening/Swearing-in ceremony and charged the newly posted corps members to render quality service to the state and nation at large.

The Governor, who expressed his hope that the Corps members would not disappoint the nation, also urged them to participate actively in all camp activities to boost their citizenship and leadership skills.

He assured them that his administration would continue to support the scheme to achieve its set aims and objectives.

He assured them of adequate security and welfare as well as a conducive environment to serve the nation.

Earlier, the State Coordinator, Mrs Charity Okpalifo, in her introductory address, disclosed that the 2,136 corps members deployed to the state were fully registered and gradually adjusting to the demands of the orientation exercise.

She used the medium to thank Governor Diri for the on-going construction of two additional hostels in the camp and appealed for their quick completion to aid the deployment of more corps members to the state.

Highlight of the event was the administration of National and NYSC Pledges on the corps members by the State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Maltida Abrakasa Ayemieye.

Top government functionaries, representatives of Security Services commenters and traditional rulers where among dignitris at the event.

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