Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state says the National Youth Service Corps scheme has since its inception forty four years ago contributed immensely to the growth and development of the Nation.
The Governor stated this in a message to the closing ceremony of 2017 Batch A stream 2 orientation course for corps members deployed to the state at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Umunna Bende Local Government Area.
Represented by the Head of service and Acting Secretary to the State Government, Dr Vivian Uma, Governor Ikpeazu urged the corps members to accept their postings in good fate with courage and determination to succeed and excel. The Governor assured that his administration would continue to provide the enabling environment for corps members to show their God given talents in their chosen endeavours.
Earlier in an address, the State Coordinator, NYSC, Abia state, Mrs Francisca Ifon encouraged the corps members to ensure that they embarked on viable community development projects that would be useful to their host communities during their service year. She appealed to corps employers not to reject corps members posted to their establishments but to assist them by providing basic facilities and welfare packages that would enable them to perform
Similarly, Corps members serving in Enugu State have been urged to leverage on the knowledge acquired during their entrepreneurial training at the orientation camp to overcome the present economic situation in the country. The Enugu State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Mr. Joseph Udedi who represented the Governor, gave the advice at the closing ceremony of the twenty seventeen Batch A Stream two orientation course at Awgu Local Government Area of the State.
The State Coordinator of NYSC, Alhaji Ahmed Wada Ikaka commended the corps members for their good conduct during the exercise and admonished them to contribute positively to the development of the nation.
LAWRENCE NWOKEDI & CHUKWUMA EZEOGU