Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has charged members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to strive to promote the unity and indivisibility of the country during their service year.
Umahi stated this at the passing out ceremony for corps members who served in the state at the permanent orientation camp, old Mcgregor College,Afikpo North Local Government Area.
Represented by the Secretary to the Government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala, the governor said that the NYSC scheme was established 46 years ago to foster national unity and integration.
Umahi noted that the scheme is a unifying programme whose aim is bringing together young Nigerians of varying cultural, religions and socio-ethnic backgrounds to provide the integrity of the nation as one united and indivisible entity.
He commended them for their various contributions to the development of the state , adding that some of them have excelled in the areas where they served
The governor charged them to apply the lessons they have learned during their service year to guide them in future. He also urged them to preach the gospel of national unity wherever they may be found.
While wishing the corps members good luck, he also commended them for their contribution to the development of the rural communities in the state.