Imo State Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha, has pleaded with corpers not to reject postings to any part of the country for fear of being killed.
Okorocha, who gave the advice when the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier-General Suleman Zakari Kazaure paid him a courtesy call at the Government House Owerri, and stated that the corpers should also regard their postings as a patriotic, stressing that patriotism was not only in the fear of the law, but the love of one’s country.
“Even the greatest love a man can show for his nation is that he dies to save his nation. We must, therefore, never for reasons of terrorism or cult activities refuse to fight this battle of indivisibility of the nation. We must remain so united. The essence of NYSC is integration. Our country is going through a very difficult moment and harassment by men of underworld who have organised themselves to humiliate, kill and maim people.
“The NYSC members should be bold to stand up and serve their fatherland without fear of terrorism. Time has also come for the NYSC members to begin to receive some forms of military training for reasons of self-defence. The most humiliating case is to see a man with gun, who, ordinarily, cannot beat you, because of the piece of metal he has, he maltreats you. That is the most painful.”
Okoroocha described the Kazaure as a vibrant soldier with integrity and added that the country had been in dire need of men and women of integrity, who could contribute their quota to the development of the nation and charged him to see his appointment as an opportunity in life to prove his God-given talent.
Kazaure told Okorocha that he was in the state to acquaint himself with the situation in the NYSC camp, commended Okorocha for the befitting camp he was erecting for the NYSC.