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Rivers youth corps urged to report security threats

28 August 2014, 09:04Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos - Cross River State Governor, Liyel Imoke, has charged members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to notify security agencies on matters that might constitute threats to peace in the state.

Imoke, in an address delivered to corps members at the closing ceremony of the 2014 batch ‘B’ Orientation at Obubra, said the corps should be mindful of the security phone numbers given them in line with sustainable security information gathering and dissemination.

A total of 2 218 corps members constituted the 2014 Batch “B” Orientation Camp in the state.

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Represented by Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Patrick Ugbe, who is the Chairman NYSC Board, the governor informed them that a similar charge was regularly given to security organizations and relevant agencies to always sustain the peace and security that the state was renowned for.

Imoke told the corps members to make the most of the camp lectures which had acquainted them with the history and culture of the state to get a good understanding of their host communities.

He affirmed the success recorded by the schemes community development programme and advised them to be quick at identifying felt needs of communities as soon as possible to begin to contribute their own quota to the development of the state.

He assured corps members that their physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing was fully guaranteed.

"They should feel free and to regard the State as a home away from home."

Governor Imoke charged them to proceed in their assigned endeavour confidently while noting the similarities between their home communities and the new host communities.  

- CAJ News

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