Over two thousand corps members posted to Enugu State have been charged to key into the government’s agenda of ethical reorientation and position themselves as change agents in the society. The Governor, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi gave the directive during the swearing-in ceremony of the 2017 Batch A corps members at the National Youth Service, NYSC, Orientation Camp, Awgu Local Government Area.
The Governor, represented by the Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Mr Charles Ndukwe urged the corps members to contribute to national integration and socio-economic development of the country. The Coordinator, NYSC Enugu, Alhaji Ahmed Wada, enjoined the corps members to avail themselves of the skill acquisition training fashioned out to equip them during the orientation exercise.
Some corps members interviewed, said they were happy being part of the scheme. Corps members registered in Enugu State were nine hundred and twenty-one males and one thousand one hundred and thirty-nine females. Meanwhile, two thousand, one hundred and thirteen 2017 Batch C, Corps members deployed to Ebonyi State have been sworn in for their three weeks orientation course.
At the event at NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Old Macgregor College Afikpo, Governor David Umahi described the on-going amendment of NYSC Act by the National Assembly as timely and resourceful.
Governor Umahi represented by the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Chief Augustine Nwankwoegu commended the National Assembly for embarking on the amendment of the Act which seeks to dedicate some months within the service year for compulsory vocational training of Corps members. He explained that when passed the amended Act would not only make Corps members self-reliant but address the issue of unemployment facing the country.
Governor Umahi urged the Corps members to contribute their quota to the development of the state noting that his administration would continue to support efforts aimed at sustaining the gains of the Scheme. The NYSC Coordinator in the State, Mrs Regina Iluebbey reminded the Corps members that the nation’s quest to deepen its unity and ethnic integration rested on their shoulders.
Two of the Corps members promised to ensure that their deployment to Ebonyi State were not in vein. The swearing in ceremony was performed by the State Chief Judge, Justice Alloy Nwankwo represented by Justice Benson Ogbo.
CHUKWUMA EZEOGU & AMECHI ODO