Cross River State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade, has promised to work with the National Youth Service Corps ( NYSC ) to upgrade facilities at the permanent camp in Obubra local government area.
Ayade, who made the promise at the closing ceremony of the orientation course for 2018 Batch A corps members in Obubra, said there was need to upgrade basic facilities to accommodate corps members for the benefit of the people.
He said through the efforts of the NYSC and the National Orientation Agency the Corps members were educated on the culture, tradition and taboos of the state for the purpose of effective and productive interaction, and also to give them the opportunity to serve as custodians of the culture.
Ayade urged the Corps members to blend in with the enterprising people of the state in order to acquire the spirit and talents needed to build individual and collective capabilities.
The governor said the state places premium on the security and well being of corps members through coordinated efforts with various security outfits.
State Coordinator of the NYSC, Lady Eniola Ambekemo, said 2126 corps members comprising 1075 males and 1051 females were ready to report at their various places of assignment.
She said the Corps members adequately cooperated with the camp management throughout their stay and expressed gratitude to all who made the exercise a success.