By Adejumoke Alebiosu
The Acting Director, NYSC South South Area Office, Alhaji Abdulrasheed Sanusi, has adviced corps members to imbibe the spirit of team work as they strive for excellence during the orientation course and throughout the rest of their lives.
Mr Abdulrasheed gave this advice during his visit to the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ikot Itie Udung, Nsit Atai LGA of Akwa Ibom.
Speaking further he said ‘If you hope to become effective leader , then you must imbibe the spirit of team work. That is the reason we have assigned each of you to a committee,’.
Speaking on SAED the Director stressed the importance of learning valuable skills that will help Corps Members cope with post service challenges. ‘By the time you leave this place, we expect you to expand your knowledge in whatever SAED skills you have chosen and with this become successful entrepreneurs. Do not be deceived. There are no white collar jobs out there’, Sanusi warned.
Mr Abdulrasheed went on to plead with the corps members to avoid unnecessary adventures, such as travels, citing that the major cause of death to corps members is road accident arising from unauthorized journeys.
Earlier, The State Coordinator, NYSC Akwa Ibom, Mrs Chinyere Ekwe welcomed the Director and briefed him on the activities and progress in the Orientation Camp. She also informed the Director that the camp is being conducted under strict COVID-19 safety protocols and reiterated the recurring challenge of inadequate power supply, and the urgent need for a Utility Vehicle.
She also told the Director that Governor has promised to support the scheme.
Also, the Director also took some time off to address NYSC staff on issues bothering on some unwholesome conduct and the need to support the Director General in his quest to make NYSC an organisation to reckon with in National development.
He also appreciated the support of the staff to the State Coordinator and urged all to work hard towards a successful orientation exercise.