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FCT SWAN Inaugurate Eight committees



The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN FCT chapter on Tuesday in Abuja inaugurated eight different committees to help move the affairs of the association forward.

The short event took place at the Moshood Abiola stadium and was presided upon by the FCT SWAN Chairman, Bunmi Haruna.

Inagurating the committees, Comrade Haruna charged the committee members to put the welfare of SWAN topmost as they give their bit in promoting the association.

According to him, today we continue in our quest to reposition SWAN and return it to where it should be in the sports community.

“We cannot do it alone, so we have called on you to help give more visibility and push to this drive.

“As you go about your duties, please I want you to realise that the welfare of members comes first. Together we can, if we choose to do the right things the right way.” Haruna advised.

Responding on behalf of committee members, the Chairman SWAN Week Committee, Chris Onokpegu, promised that they will give their best at all times and will never let the association down.

“We understand the task at hand, we are committed and we will not disappoint you in any way.

” A huge task has been committed into our hands, we will go as far as needed to meet set targets.” He said.

The committees and members include:

Ferdinand Duruoha – Chairman
Olaoluwa Aro – Secretary
Ojay Matthew – Member
Joel Ajayi – Member
Akin Bolarinwa – Member
Udeme George – Member

    Tolu Oguntimehin – Chairman
    Uche Nwudoh – Secretary
    Wale Ayeni – Member
    Yinka Elebute – Member
    Kilajuolu Lekan – Member
    Mohammed Saliu – Member
    Niyi Busari – Chairman
    Remi Sulola – Secretary
    Dupe Oyewale – Member
    Jide Olusola – Member
    Joshua Odeyemi – Member
    Collins Ajibola – Member
    Remi Sulola – chairperson
    Joan Iwuchukwu – secretary
    Oche Ngbede – Member
    Kayode Raymond – Member
    Ogechi Madu – Member
    Lucky Isawode – Chairman
    Maxwell Nwachukwu – Secretary
    David Ngobua – Member
    Francis Achi – Member
    Amaechi Agbo – Member
    Tamara Ebiwei – Member
    Odiri Akpan – Member
    Bunmi Haruna – Chairman
    Uche Nwudoh – Secretary
    Ebi Iyomon – Member
    Sunday Ejembi – Member
    Sylvia Ugi – Member
    Gani Oloyede – Chairman
    Maxwell Nwachukwu – secretary
    Lekan Olaseinde – Member
    Wale Ajimotokun – Member
    Ernest Osogbue – Member
    Martins Odiete – Member
    Chris Onokpegu – Chairman
    Udeme George – member
    Omo Unubun – Secretary
    Obasi Michael – member
    Tolu Oguntimehin – member
    Kilajuolu Lekan – member
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Avoid Induced Rejection, Unauthorized Journeys, DG Admonishes Corps Members



Joel Ajayi

As 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream Two Corps Members will be leaving the 3-week orientation camp on Tuesday the Corps Members have been advised to avoid induced rejection, rather accept their posting in good faith and settle down to contribute their quota to the development of their host communities.

NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu lbrahim stated this on Monday while de-briefing the 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream Two Corps Members and Camp Officials through a nationwide virtual address.

He said any Corps Member caught inducing posting or redeployment would be sanctioned in line with NYSC bye-laws.

He also disclosed that there is nothing like two weeks break after leaving the Orientation Camp, but added that if there is a compelling need for any Corps Member to travel, the concerned must obtain permission from the NYSC through the established channel.

Ibrahim said no Corps employer is authorized to grant permission to any Corps Member to travel.

“Once you get to your place of primary assignment tomorrow, don’t put pressure on your employers for rejection.

“Don’t lobby anyone that you want to change your posting or relocation. If they write to us that you induced or forced them to reject you, you will be punished.”

As patriotic Corps Members, it is expected that you accept posting to anywhere you have been posted to and add value to the community”, the DG added.

He urged them to be patriotic in the service to their fatherland and ensure they equally add value to themselves, NYSC Scheme and the society at large.

The Director-General admonished them to use the opportunity of NYSC platform to excel in life.

“You have gone through the rudiments of the Orientation Course, please take advantage of it and see what you can do for your fatherland.

“Let the spirit of the Orientation Exercise live in you forever as Nigerians. National integration should be your watchword. We should be united as a country”, the DG added.

General lbrahim warned against the negative use of the social media, urging them to verify every information before it is shared online.

“Don’t use fake news to promote disunity, shun cybercrimes and all forms of criminality. In whatever action that you are going to take, please look back at where you are coming from and avoid any action that will haunt you tomorrow.

“Shun drugs, be good citizens and good ambassadors of your, institutions, families and the NYSC Scheme”, he said.

The Director-General implored the Corps Members to continue with the Post-Camp training in Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Developnent Programme.

He revealed that the Scheme had partnered some financial institutions like the Central Bank of Nigeria, Access Bank, Bank of Industry, Unity Bank, NYSC Foundation, Leventis Foundation, among others, that are ready to support Corps Members with loans and trainings.

The Director-General stated that efforts are in top gear towards the establishment of National Youth Service Corps Trust Fund, which would make start-up capitals available to interested Corps Members to start-up their businesses as they exit Service.

Ibrahim also enjoined the Corps Members to be security conscious at all times and avoid any action that may endanger their safety.

He warned them against boarding vehicles from unauthorized motorparks, enjoining them to use approved motorparks.

“You must be security conscious and don’t endanger your safety. Under no condition should you travel at night, or board vehicle along the road. Your welfare is very paramount to NYSC

If you are going to travel, you must be permitted. Write through employer to your Local Government Inspector and it will get to the State Coordinator for approval. If you are going to travel, ensure that you are permitted”, the DG said.

He said the Scheme is making efforts to get rebate on flight charges for Corps Members that may want to travel by flight.

Ibrahim informed the Corps Members that efforts are on-going as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari to enlist Corps Members in the National Health Insurance Scheme for effective Medicare during the service year.

He advised the Corps Members to get COVID-19 vaccine in order to protect themselves and also protect others from the deadly virus.

In his vote of thanks on behalf of his colleagues nationwide, the Imo State Corps Camp Director, Otobo Joshua Osa IM/21B/1740 lauded the Director-General for his doggedness and passion for the welfare and security of Corps Members.

“We remain eternally grateful and we assure you of our commitment to the ideals of the NYSC, having imbibed all the lessons taught us in the course of the Orientation Programme”, he concluded.

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