The National Youths Service Corps at the weekend mourned and buried a corps member from Bayelsa state with a call on serving members to remain firm and continue to render quality service to the nation under the sun or in the rain.
The Coordinator, NYSC Bayelsa State, Mrs Loto Bolade , who gave this charge to corps members during the burial of late corps member Victor Adegwa who died last Monday in an accident in Yenagoa, said corps members will not be discouraged by recent events but continue to serve the nation with dedication and selflessness because Nigeria is ours and Nigeria we serve.
Mrs Loto, who was represented by the Head, Corps Welfare and Health Services, Mr Momodu Harrison, in Logo local council of Nembe ,the hometown of the late corps member, described the Late Corps Member who served as a Corps Liaison Officer ( CLO) as a dedicated patriot and God fearing gentleman.
She said the untimely demise of Victor was unfortunate and prayed God to grant the deceased family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable lose.
Meanwhile, the Bayelsa State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mrs Loto Bolade has commended the 2017 Batch A Stream for their successful completion of one year national service in the state.
Mrs Loto stated this on while speaking to newsmen in Yenagoa shortly after supervising the distribution of Certificates of National Service to deserving corps members.
She disclosed that a total of 1401 corps members were discharged from service after successfully completing the four phase programme of the NYSC.
Loto commended the corps members for their achievements in community development in the state, describing it as a reflection of patriotism and hardwork.
According to her, the services of the corps members during medical outreaches, teaching services, public enlightenment and environmental sanitation programmes had greatly impacted on the lives of residents of the state
She urged the corps members to be good ambassadors of the NYSC by replicating the ideals of the scheme in whatever endeavor they choose to undertake.
“As you step into the larger society, therefore I urge you not to rest on your oars. Replicate the ideals of the NYSC you have learnt anywhere you find yourself. The nation is in need of patriots and men of honour like you who are ready to serve selflessly and take the nation to the next level”, she said.
Loto also commended the Governor Henry Seriake Dickson administration for his corps friendly policies and welfare programmes which had ensured the success of the service year.
According to her, the state government has fully paid all the allowances of the corps members and also dolled out N5000 each to the corps members as transportation allowance