EBONYI STATE GOVT TO REHABILITATE NYSC CAMP

Ebonyi State Government says it is looking into the infrastructural challenges facing the Permanent Orientation Camp of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Afikpo to enable Corps members deployed to the area to carry out their orientation course in a conducive environment.

Governor Francis Nwifuru stated this in a message to the swearing in of the 2023 Batch B Stream One corps members at the Old McGregor College Afikpo.

Represented by the State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Mr. Richard Idike, Governor Nwifuru observed that NYSC had attained a remarkable milestone in its mandate of strengthening national unity, Integration and development.

He urged the corps members to shun ethnicity and nepotism to enable them to contribute their quota to the development of the state.

Governor Nwifuru noted that they could do this by consolidating on the achievements of their predecessors.

He emphasized that his administration was aware of the infrastructural needs of the scheme and would initiate measures to address them.

The State Coordinator of NYSC, Mrs. Olayinka Lasamu, expressed appreciation to the state government for giving prompt attention to the renovation of the camp facilities and the installation and maintenance of the camp’s solar lights.

She charged the corps members to take advantage of the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Programme to learn skills that would make them self reliant.

In an interview, two corps members said to serve their fatherland was an opportunity they had looked forward to.

The Chief Judge of the State, Justice Elvis Ngene represented by Justice Nicholas Nwode, administered the oath of allegiance to the 1,450 registered corps members, who participated in the ceremony.

EDITED BY CHUKWUBUIKE MADU

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