By DUMAH RANDONG
GOVERNOR Simon Lalong of Plateau State has acknowledged the contribution of corps members to the Socio-economic development of the state especially in the rural communities where they execute many viable and beneficial community development projects describing it as memorable and impactful.
Governor Lalong stated this at the passing out parade of the 2019 Batch ‘A’ Corps members deployed to the state for their service year at the Rwang Pam Township Stadium, Thursday.
Represented by his Deputy, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, Lalong commended them for their outstanding performance and for living up to the dream of the founding fathers of the scheme who conceived NYSC as a means of fostering national integration as well as providing socio-economic development across the country.
He enjoined those still serving to emulate and improve on the outstanding records of the out gone corps members just as he tasked them to brace up for the daunting challenges ahead and create opportunities rather than seeking for white collar jobs.
Lalong further charged them to make use of the experience gathered during the service year most especially in the area of skill acquisition and entrepreneurial development optionally for their own good and over all development of the country.
The Governor expressed gratitude of the state government agencies, public and private organizations, corps employers and people of the stat for their support to the scheme.
State Coordinator National Youth Service Scheme, Caroline Embu said its corps members who distinguished themselves during the service year were honoured for outstanding performance while 13 with proven disciplinary cases has extension and 1 will be remobilized for the service year.
She explained that the community development service which was among the cardinal objectives of the scheme has made it possible for corps member to impact their host communities through various projects.
Some of the projects according to her included medical outreach, donation of school desk, wheel chairs to the physically challenged persons, computers, textbooks and scholarship among others.
Our correspondent reports that highlights of the ceremony was the recognition of some corps members for their outstanding performance during the service year.