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‘Embark on projects that will add value to host communities’
The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has urged Corps members deployed to carry out their National Youth Service Programme in the state to embark on meaningful projects that would add value to the lives of their host communities.
Dr. Ikpeazu made the call during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Batch “C” Stream 11 Orientation programme at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Umunna, Bende LGA. This is even as he reminded them that no effort would be too small in the collective responsibility of developing the state and nation at large.
The governor represented by the Commissioner for Youth Development, Comrade Ikechukwu Anyatonwu urged the Corps members to ensure that they contribute their quota to the over all development of the state not minding were they were posted.
Dr. Ikpeazu reassured that his administration would continue provide all the necessary support, care and enabling environment for them to serve effectively in their area of primary assignments as well appreciate outstanding corps members that will embark on various community development projects.
According to him,” as ambassadors of the scheme , you have become the mirror through which people will assess the relevance of the scheme to National development, the governor said.
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He however warned them to desist from conducts that would tarnish their image and that of the scheme which their predecessors and initiators have laboured to preserve.
In her address, the State NYSC Coordinator, Mrs. Francesca Ifon said the corps members have undergone rigorous moral, physical and mental reorientation in the past three weeks which have repositioned them for the next phase of the service year.
She urged them to accept their postings in good faith as their postings have been done in line with the laid down rules and policies of the scheme as majority of them will be posted to the rural areas where their services are mostly needed.
The state NYSC Coordinator commended the state governor, Dr Ikpeazu for the unflinching support to the scheme and thanked the security agencies and the host communities for their contributions towards the success of the orientation camp.