From Victor Duruamaku, Owerri
Imo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha has urged the Corps members deployed to the state to make their own contribution towards the development of the state.
Chief Ihedioha gave the charge when he officially declared open, the orientation course for the corps members at the NYSC Orientation camp.
He further urged the 2019 Batch C (Stream 11) Corps members deployed to the state to queue into his Rebuild Imo project to contribute their quota towards the development of the state.
The governor who spoke through the permanent secretary Ministry of Youths and Social Development Prince Chibuzor Obinna particularly charged the Corps medical personnel among them to identify and to join the new NYSC Health Initiative for the Rural Dwellers (HIRD) Crusade on camp when they commence their primary assignment programme.
Chief Ihedioha noted that the NYSC Skill Acquisition Training has become a veritable economic enhancement initiative designed to help corps members surmount the menace of poverty and unemployment and enjoined them to avail themselves of the opportunity to learn a skill on camp.
This, he said would enable them to stand on their own as entrepreneurs, even as he congratulated them on the successful completion of their courses from their various institutions which qualified them to participate in the programme.
While commending the NYSC management and its collaborating agencies for a job well done, the governor also enjoined the corps members to work as a team to enable them to achieve the desired success at the end of the programme.
Chinedu John Eloeboh– State Coordinator of the NYSC in an address earlier disclosed that a total of 957 corps members comprising 453 males and 504 females deployed from the 6 geo political zones in the country were registered for the exercise in the state.
Having registered for the National service Eloebu-advised the corps members to settle down and fulfill their orientation and service obligations, assuring them that their welfare would be accorded utmost consideration.
He added that their training in the camp would equip them with
leadership qualities. Prepare them mentally and physically to face the challenges of the service year as well their post service life.
He also pleaded with all stakeholders in the state, the media, corps employers and leaders of thought to assist in the training of the corps members during the 21 days orientation programme.
For a better society