Governor Sheriff Oborevwori inaugurated the three-week orientation course at the swearing-in ceremony held at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Issele Uku.
Representing the governor, Mr. Solomon Funkekeme, his Senior Policy Adviser, conveyed congratulations to the corps members for successfully completing their academic pursuits, which qualified them for enrollment into national service.
He addressed the corps members as the future leaders, underscoring that leadership bestows upon them the responsibility to formulate ideas and policies to accomplish objectives in Nigeria's socio-economic landscape.
"The relatively brief orientation and induction course should be perceived as a significant period designed to instill discipline, nationalism, and patriotism in you. This phase aims to expedite national development and unity through the cultivation of qualities such as selflessness, humility, sacrifice, and dedicated service to the nation," he remarked.
He then assured them of the administration's commitment to their welfare, security, and overall well-being.
"In alignment with our policy of pursuing a government centered on the people, I would like to assure you that my administration will consistently safeguard you and ensure your safety wherever you are. I hope this year of national service in Delta State becomes a cherished chapter in your memories," he affirmed.
Mr. Olusegun Alao, the state Coordinator of NYSC, expressed gratitude to the state government for fulfilling its promises to the scheme in terms of providing a conducive environment for corps members, among other commitments.
"I would also like to draw the attention of His Excellency to some of the challenges still confronting the scheme, which collectively impede the smooth execution of our programs. NYSC's requirements in Delta encompass the need for a central office/secretariat and the construction and completion of perimeter fencing at the camp," he mentioned.
He additionally noted that a total of 2,227 corps members, consisting of 671 males and 1,556 females, were sworn in.