Soludo Congratulates NYSC @50, Tasks Corps Members On Service
Gov. Chukwuma Soludo has congratulated the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for its role in national unity and development in the past five decades.
Soludo said this while declaring the orientation courses activities for
2023 Batch A Stream Ii closed at the Mbaukwu/Umuawulu permanent camp closed on Tuesday.
The governor commended the new corps members for their active participation in the orientation exercise and charged them to give their best to the State as they proceeded to their places of primary assignment as they went into the second cardinal program of the one year service.
He urged the corps members to justify the huge investment of the Federal Government by taking advantage of the different activities and trainings including which were designed to make them economically viable and relevant in the society.
“The Anambra State Government has adequate plans and welfare for you. Ndi Anambra in their usual hospitable nature are all aware and are waiting to integrate you into their fold.
“You are required to respect the culture of your host communities and be ready to contribute your quota towards their Developmental Agenda.
“In Anambra State, we have a tradition of rewarding hard work at the end of the service in the form of different Awards and the process for the selection starts right from the camp,” he said.
In her address, Mts Ekene Iruma the Coordinator of NYSC in Anambra said the corps members had been wonderful during the orientation exercise in the past three weeks and were well motivated to go to the communities.
Iruma, who described the orientation as action packed, said the Drills, Lectures, Man O’ war, and intensive training on Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) had no doubt exposed the corps members intellectually and physically.
According to her, in a few days time – precisely on May 22, NYSC will clock 50 years, this historical event tagged ‘NYSC@50 Celebration’ which incidentally coincided with the dawn of your service year, has distinguished your Batch as a special ‘golden age corps members’.
“I therefore urge you to endeavour to put the lessons learnt from the training into practice in your different places of primary assignments, I urge you to integrate and impact positively on your host communities.
“Your predecessors made huge contributions to National Unity, Integration and Development in the last five decades, so ‘golden age corps members, this is your time to go beyond the ordinary,” she said.
No fewer than 1,600 corps members were sworn in for the orientation course in Anambra.