Mr Rochas Okorocha, has appealed to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members to always protect the unity and progress of Nigeria.
Okorocha dished out this advice on Friday at the official opening of the orientation course for the 2017 Batch ‘A’ Stream (11) corps members deployed to Imo at the NYSC Permanent Camp, Eziama Obaire, Nkwerre Local Government area.
He said the NYSC stood for the true symbol of the nation’s unity, brotherhood and integration.
Okorocha, who was represented by Mr Basil Aharanwa, the Permanent Secretary in the Deputy Governor’s Office, said that government considered corps members as important stakeholders in the country’s quest for a better life for the people.
“The nation is ours; we must do everything possible to defend its unity for our own good.
“I implore you, as you join the scheme today, to reach out to the people of your host community in your little way to promote the unity and well being of the people you will be exposed to,” he said.