By Our Reporter
The Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice Ngozi Emehelu has called on corps members in the state to shun involvement in local politics.
Emehelu made the call on Monday during the swearing-in of the 2021 Batch ‘B’, Stream ‘I’ corps members at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp in Enugu.
The chief judge was represented by Justice O. C. Ajah, who administered the oath of allegiance to the 1,590 corps members on parade.
She said that the call for the corps members not to be partisan in their respective areas of primary assignments was for them not to get into trouble.
She urged them to contribute to the development of their host communities through the scheme’s community development service and to be security conscious.
Emehelu appealed to the corps members to maximise their service year as they strive to contribute to the unity of the country.
In an address, the State Coordinator, Mr Sam Ujogu, said that the orientation programme was organised with serious safety measures.
Ujogu appealed to the corps members to adhere to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) precautionary measures as the virus was still active in the country.
“We should not let down our guards but take every precautionary step to avoid or minimise the spread.
“Adequate provisions have been made to test every participant. You are, therefore , admonished to submit yourself for the COVID-19 test if you have not been tested,” Ujogu said.
Also, the Chairman, Awgu Local Government Area of the state, Mr Pedro Nwankwo assured the corps members of their security throughout the duration of their service.
Ikengaonline reports that the 2021 Batch ‘B’, Stream ‘I’ Orientation Course started on July 27 and will end on Aug. 16.